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7 More Reasons to Have Hope in Finding a Cure for Alzheimer's

2. Researchers are also understanding the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia.

Alzheimer’s and dementia often get used interchangeably. While dementia and Alzheimer’s are related, dementia is a syndrome (something people live with every day and stays relatively the same), whereas Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that gets worse as time goes on. However, they are both very related to each other, so the closer researchers get to understanding one, the closer they get to understanding the other.