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Are dementia and alzheimer's the same thing?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Croft
Neurology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Dementia can be defined as a progressive decline in cognitive function.
Alzheimer's is a one of the causes of dementia.

In brief: No

Dementia can be defined as a progressive decline in cognitive function.
Alzheimer's is a one of the causes of dementia.
Dr. Steven Croft
Dr. Steven Croft
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not exactly.

Dementia is an illness with multiple causes, some treatable.
Alzheimer's is just one type of dementia.

In brief: Not exactly.

Dementia is an illness with multiple causes, some treatable.
Alzheimer's is just one type of dementia.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dementia is general

Dementia describes illnesses that affect memory and other brain functions like speech, decision making, naming and ability to use tools.
Alzheimers disease is the most common form of dementia and it first impairs being able to form a memory and difficulty with language. There are many other types of dementia, most commonly lewy body, frontal temporal lobe and vascular.

In brief: Dementia is general

Dementia describes illnesses that affect memory and other brain functions like speech, decision making, naming and ability to use tools.
Alzheimers disease is the most common form of dementia and it first impairs being able to form a memory and difficulty with language. There are many other types of dementia, most commonly lewy body, frontal temporal lobe and vascular.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dementia

Alzheimer is one form of Dementia.

In brief: Dementia

Alzheimer is one form of Dementia.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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