Alzheimer's disease is a physical illness that causes radical changes in the brain. As healthy brain tissues degenerate persons living with Alzheimer's experience a steady decline in memory and the ability to use their brain to perform tasks.
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In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer's disease is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living.
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