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15 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Stop Believing

Reader's Digest Logo By Morgan Cutolo of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 15: 'You may hear people explaining that their loved one has both Alzheimer's and dementia, when in fact, Alzheimer's is under the 'umbrella' of dementia. They are not two separate things. There are over 100 different forms of dementia, each type comes with a variety of different symptoms.' —Phoebe James, the director of resident engagement at Wentworth Senior Living. This is the real difference between dementia and Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer and dementia are two separate things

'You may hear people explaining that their loved one has both Alzheimer's and dementia, when in fact, Alzheimer's is under the 'umbrella' of dementia. They are not two separate things. There are over 100 different forms of dementia, each type comes with a variety of different symptoms.' —Phoebe James, the director of resident engagement at Wentworth Senior Living. This is the real difference between dementia and Alzheimer's.
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