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What is the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Everybody has heard about Alzheimer’s disease. Some people think that dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, whereas others think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are two different things. In fact, there are several types of dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common. Dementia is a general term used to describe a condition in which brain cells are gradually destroyed, leading to a progressive decline in mental function. Continue reading