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Can anybody tell me the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?


Asked by amessageofhope at 1:18 AM on Sep. 25, 2010 in Health

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  • Dementia is a blanket term that covers a large list of diseases. Alzheimer's causes dementia, but it is not the only one. Parkinson's can cause dementia, certain medical conditions (heart attack, stroke, brain injury, etc) can also cause dementia. The easy answer is that dementia is a symptom, Alzheimer's is a disease which has dementia as a symptom.

    Answer by ruthie11617 at 1:23 AM on Sep. 25, 2010