Dementia vs. Alzheimer's: What is Dementia?

While dementia and Alzheimer's disease are often used interchangeably, it's important to understand the difference. Dementia is an umbrella term for a multitude of symptoms that affect memory, cognitive abilities and social interactions.

Equally important is the fact that dementia encompasses symptoms other than memory loss. Individuals that have more than one problem with brain functionality, such as memory loss and the inability to perform a familiar task. If your loved one is showing signs of dementia, seeking treatment as early as possible may help families understand and cope better with the progression of the disease. *This has not been proven.

Dementia vs. Alzheimer's: What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is defined as a progressive disease that attacks an individual's brain cells, eventually resulting in memory loss, behavioral changes, lack in cognitive skills and language abilities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. There is no is no for Alzheimer's disease, so the quality of care administered to individuals is beyond important. We remain dedicated to our residents to ensure high quality care is administered throughout all stages of Alzheimer's disease. Contact us today to learn more about available memory care or to schedule an assessment of our memory support community.