Know the difference

Because they both affect the memory, it can be hard to differentiate between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s what you need to know to be able to distinguish the two:

What are dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia is an umbrella term for symptoms that impact everyday life, like impaired memory and thinking. Rather than a standalone disease, it is a way to explain symptoms someone is experiencing.

Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia. Nearly 60-70 percent of people with dementia have Alzheimer’s, making it the most common form of dementia.