Is dementia the same as Alzheimer's? - AgingCare.com

Is dementia the same as Alzheimer's?

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Sher, great answers above. Also, the Alzheimer's website addresses both terms and describes different stages. ALZ.ORG Lots of good info on this site.
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Not quite.

Alzheimer's Disease is one form of dementia.

There are dozens of different types of dementia.

So if you think back to Venn diagrams, Alzheimer's is a subset of dementia.

All Alzheimer's patients have dementia.
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Not all dementia patients have Alzheimer's Disease.
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