The most common question I get is, what is the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  So much that I normally discuss this question right off the bat.

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living.  

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause for dementia, however other common causes could be stroke, Parkinson’s, or perhaps head injury.  There are 4 main hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease which are, Amyloid plaques, Tau Tangles, metabolic deficiency and chronic low grade inflammation.  These hallmarks begin years before the symptom of dementia takes place.     

Please help us and let’s work together to rid the world of this disease. 

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