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NYT- Ask Well: Is Dementia the Same as Alzheimer's Disease?

Submitted by Get Healthy Heights on November 15, 2016. Get Healthy Heights

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NYT- Ask Well: Is Dementia the Same as Alzheimer's Disease?

In this article from the New York Times Ask Well blog writer Roni Caryn Rabin discusses the differences between dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Dementia is a general term used for symptoms that includes severe memory loss, a significant decline in reasoning and severely impaired communication skills. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific illness that is the most common cause of dementia.

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