What is the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?
Alzheimer’s Disease is one type of Dementia. Other types of Dementia include: Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia and Huntington’s Disease.
That being stated, Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of Dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 seniors living in the United States die with Alzheimer’s Disease. It is the 5th leading cause of death in the country.
It is common for a person who has Alzheimer’s Disease to also have another form of Dementia, resulting in what is referred to as “mixed Dementia.”
If someone you know suffers from Dementia, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can help you evaluate your options for planning and the costs associated with the necessary and desired level of caregiving.