Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the federal National Institutes of Health there is not one specific illness called “dementia”. “Dementia” is a general term that actually describes a number of symptoms relating to brain function that can be caused by a variety of illnesses. Symptoms that typically are associated with dementia include behavior change and memory loss.

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the causes of dementia. It is a progressive disease that destroys brain cells.