Dementia is not a specific disease. Dementia is the general term for a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease.
By +Bob DeMarco
+Alzheimer's Reading Room
UCSF Memory and Aging Center scientists discuss the fact that while Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia are both neurodegenerative diseases, they cause different symptoms, one related to memory, the other related to emotions and personality.
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