What is Alzheimer's Disease? What are the Nine Types of Dementia?

What is the difference between alzheimers, dementia, and types of dementia
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.


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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What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a physical illness that causes radical changes in the brain. As healthy brain tissues degenerate persons suffering from Alzheimer's experience a steady decline in memory and the ability to use their brain to perform tasks.

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning, such as concentration, memory, and judgment, which affects a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities.

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Dementia and the 9 Types of Dementia

Dementia is a an illness that usually occurs slowly over time, and usually includes a progressive state of deterioration. The earliest signs of dementia are usually memory problems, confusion, and changes in the way a person behaves and communicates.

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Can you die from Alzheimer's disease?

Dying for the Alzheimer's patient is marked by little if any verbal output, complete dependency in all aspects of daily living, and the complications of brain failure, which include episodes of aspiration, urinary tract infections, fevers, skin breakdowns, and more than ten percent loss of body weight.

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