The difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's
Dementia is a loss of mental skills that may cause issues with memory and cognitive thinking. Dementia can affect a persons daily life and usually get worse over time. Each person is different so the time can be quick in some and longer in others. There are many things that can cause dementia such as injuries to the brain, head injuries, brain tumors stroke, diseases like alzheimer's and long term alcohol dependency. Often older people who are severely depressed may seem to have dementia when they do not really have it.
As people age they tend to have mild memory loss, Alzheimer's is much more severe than mild memory loss. Alzheimer's can also affect behavior, personality, the inability to carry out daily activities and the ability to think clearly. The person affected may realize that their memory is failing but close family members are usually the first to notice the change.
There are over 100 different types of Dementia and causes, most common are Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is a progressive brain disorder and can make daily activities increasingly difficult. There is no cure for Dementia, but there are drugs that can help reduce or alleviate some of the symptoms.
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