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.

To learn more from Dr. Devi, visit her website or purchase her latest book, The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease.