Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What’s the Difference?

By Casey Acklin

Did you know that dementia isn’t actually a disease in and of itself? It’s actually a set of symptoms that can be caused by many different diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but there are other causes as well — things like vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.

Casey Acklin, coordinator of the dementia engagement, education and research program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Public Health, breaks down the differences and risk factors between dementia Alzheimer’s disease in this short video explainer.

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