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Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss… What’s the Difference?

People tend to use “Alzheimer’s” as a catchall term for memory loss in older adults, but Alzheimer’s disease (AD), first identified by neuropathologist Aloysius Alzheimer in 1901, is only one form of dementia. Dementia is the umbrella category of brain diseases that cause a gradual decline in the ability to think, remember, and function day-to-day. …