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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Many people use the words “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” interchangeably. However, they’re not the same thing. Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that affect mental tasks like memory and reasoning. Dementia can be caused by a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that 35.6 million people around the world are living with dementia.

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