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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?

You will have heard the terms Dementia and Alzheimer’s used interchangeably but there is a distinction to be made between the two. Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disease that accounts for around 60-80% of all dementia cases globally. Dementia, on the other hand, is an umbrella term used to describe the symptoms of cognitive decline. …

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What is dementia?

Dementia is a term that describes a specific range of progressive neurological disorders that result in a set of symptoms including deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Currently, we know of 200 subtypes of dementia but the five most common are Alzheimer’s disease (which contributes to 60-70% of cases), …

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