One question I am frequently asked is "What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?" On one level, the answer to this question is relatively easy and straightforward. Compare the definitions of dementia and Alzheimer's.
Dementia is an impairment of thinking and memory that interferes with a person's ability to do things which he or she previously was able to do.
Alzheimer's disease is the common cause of dementia, and is particularly...