What is the difference between Alzheimers and dementia?

YOU may have heard the terms dementia and Alzheimer's used interchangeably and feel confused about what each mean.

They affect millions of people worldwide and are a leading cause of death, devastating a large number of families.

Here we explain the difference between the two terms, plus everything else you need to know...

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Dementia is a general term used to describe the deterioration of a person's mental ability.

It is an umbrella term, as there are many different types of  it.

One of those is Alzheimer's - the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's Assocation explains.