What is Dementia?

Dementia is an overall term for a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. There is acute dementia/delirium, and metabolic dementia which can be reversible if treated for underlining cause. Dementia that is a progressive neurodegenerative condition will gradually get worse as more brain cells become damaged and eventually die.

What is Alzheimer?

Alzheimer disease is an irreversible, neurodegenerative  progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. ... Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. The disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer.

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