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Q: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?

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Dementia itself is not a disease. It is a group of related symptoms that could be caused by any number of medical conditions or diseases, such as Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal lobe dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular dementia is dementia caused by brain damage resulting from impaired blood flow to the brain.

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