Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

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  1. Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

Dementia

  1. A brain related disorder caused by disease and other conditions.
  2. Many, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, thyroid issues, vitamin deficiencies, reactions to medicines, and brain tumors.
  3. Permanent damage that comes in stages.
  4. 65 years and older.
  5. Issues with memory, focus and attention visual perception, reasoning, judgment,  and comprehension

Alzheimer’s

  1. A type of dementia.But the most common type.
  2. Unknown, but the “amyloid cascade hypothesis “is the most widely discussed and researched hypothesis today.
  3. Average of 8 to 20 years.
  4. 65 years but can occur as early as 30.
  5. Difficulty remembering newly learned information. With advancement, disorientation, mood and behavior changes may occur