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When it comes to dementia and alzheimers is one a disease

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Hi. When it comes to dementia and alzheimers is one a disease and the other not? Would one be considered terminal and one not? Thanks
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have not, I was under the impression that one was eventually terminal - and as such might be eligible for Hospice care. That's all. Thx

Dear customer,
Thanks for the valuable info you had given.I’ve taken a close look at your question & the reply and come up with the following answer:
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.It is an umbrella term that refers to a group of physical and mental symptoms that are severe enough to interfere with a person's daily functions.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.It is the most common form of dementia among older people.
Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-70 percent of cases of dementia.
In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer’s disease is the cause of the symptom.Dementia is caused by various causes & Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause.
Hope this helped in differentiating the two terms.
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