If you notice a loved one becoming forgetful, you may worry that they have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. But these conditions are not the same, says Dr. Aaron Ritter, a dementia expert who directs the Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program at Hoag Health.
“Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease that causes a group of symptoms that usually progresses to a stage called dementia,” Ritter says.
Read the full Insider article to learn more about Alzheimer’s vs. dementia, and why knowing the difference is important for patients and their care teams.