How does dementia differ from Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia is a term used to describe a set of symptoms which can include:

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disorder that can occur in middle to old age, which affects memory, thinking skills, and the ability to execute daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the conditions that can cause dementia. Other causes of dementia include mini-strokes (vascular dementia), infections, and adverse reaction to medication.

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