Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What’s The Difference?


When people hear about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, they may think there are no differences between the conditions. In fact, many people think they are the same. But that’s not completely true.

Understand Alzheimer’s disease in just three minutes with this animated video.

Even though this confusion may be understandable since both disease are very similar, there are a few differences that separate one from another. In this video shared by Sabina Brennan on her Vimeo account in 2013, the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are discussed.

One of the ways to help you understand the differences is by using this example: there’s shortness of breath and there’s asthma. In this case, shortness of breath can happen for a variety of reasons and it’s not a specific health condition, but asthma is a disease. And that’s exactly the same with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Alzheimer’s News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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