ansharp4 asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

what is the difference between alzheimers and dimentia?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Dementia is a symptom of Alzheimer's. A person can have dementia and not have Alzheimer's. People with Alzheimer's will get dementia at some point, though.

    Other illnesses can also have dementia as a symptom. Further, as the brain gets older people may show signs of dementia that are not related to a specific illness.. but the aging of the brain and loss of brain functioning.

    Dementia simply means a loss or impairment of the brains functioning... due to damage, illness, disease.

    Alzheimer's is actually an illness with other symptoms. It ultimately leads to death.

  • 1 decade ago

    Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. Dementia can be caused by many things, such as infection or disease. Alzheimer's is more specific, dealing with breakdown of brain tissue.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Alzheimer's ailment is taken into consideration brought about with the help of plaque on the mind that motives the confusion and psychological deterioration. Senile Dementia is from 'growing old' of the mind and it truly is blood vessels, causing wide-spread confusion etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    Alzheimers is a form of dementia.

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