Difference Between Dementia And Dementia

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“Have you ever walked along a shoreline, only to have your footprints washed away? That's what Alzheimer's is like. The waves erase the marks we leave behind, all the sand castles” (“Alzheimer Quotes.”). Famous head coach of the University of Tennessee’s women basketball team, Pat Summitt, said this after revealing she had Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects the memory of people suffering with it. 5.5 million people in America are currently living with it. The disease can be caused by many factors, and though it is incurable currently, there are ways to prevent further progression. Alzheimer’s disease is related to dementia; however, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease having similarities and differences. Many people believe they are the same, yet they have different symptoms, treatments, amounts of people who have it, etc. It is vital for society to get rid of their misunderstandings on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia; therefore, it is important for them to know the differences between the two and how to prevent it. Dementia is “a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.” There are different forms of dementia that have different symptoms. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease. Some other types of dementia include: “Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Vascular
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