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Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia

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What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Dr. Gayatri Devi, board-certified neurologist and author of The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease, explains that dementia is an umbrella term for the death of nerve cells and loss of brain function, while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia. Diagnosing the type of dementia, by collecting spinal fluid, is critical in determining treatment options.

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