Is there a difference between Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

November 22, 2018 8:30 am Published by

In short, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a disease, keep reading to find out more.

Dementia

Dementia is not a disease, it is caused by diseases affecting the brain and is the name for a group of symptoms including memory, problem-solving, thinking and perception.

There are many diseases which damage the brain and cause dementia, Alzheimer’s is one of these and the most common. Others include;
– Frontal Temporal (Picks),
– Lewy Body,
– Vascular

Continue reading: 6 Things You Should Know About Dementia

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s is where structures build up inside the brain and disrupt how nerve cells work, eventually causing them to die. As the symptoms progress, it causes problems with memory loss, orientation, and communication. It is often found that people need day-to-day support and care, find out more here. Unfortunately, there is not a cure for the disease but treatments can help to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s.

If you’d like to speak to the team about the support we offer for dementia, contact us here. We have a number of tailored dementia care packages specifically created for the different types of dementia and variants of the illness.

 

Source: Alzheimer’s Society

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