What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
Posted on 19th April 2023 at 12:44
Alzheimer's disease is actually the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases.
Dementia is not a normal part of aging, rather, it is caused by damage to brain cells that affects their ability to communicate, which can affect thinking, behaviour, and feelings. While dementia is a general term that describes a group of symptoms, Alzheimer's disease is a specific brain disease marked by symptoms of dementia that gradually get worse over time. Alzheimer's disease first affects the part of the brain associated with learning, so early symptoms often include changes in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills.
Home care can be a helpful support option for individuals with dementia as it allows the person with dementia to stay in their own home.
Services can include medication management, nutrition support, and personal care.
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