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9 Myths You Might Believe About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s vs. dementia

Probably (if not certainly), one of the most common myths regarding Alzheimer’s is the confusion between this disease and dementia. Alzheimer’s and dementia are two different things; they are definitely not the same. And they aren’t the same because Alzheimer’s is actually a type of dementia!

The director of resident engagement at Wentworth Senior Living, Phoebe James, notes that most people say that their loved one has both dementia and Alzheimer’s. If you’re one of them, I’m afraid you’re wrong. Alzheimer’s disease is actually under the umbrella term of dementia.

And when we say they are two different things, we mean that there are more than one hundred different forms of dementia; one of them is Alzheimer’s.

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