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What is the different between Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease

What is the different between Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are both common in the elderly, however, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease are different.  One major different is Alzheimer's is still not treatable but Parkinson's can be treated with L-dopa with good response in the early stages at least.

Alzheimer's disease is a type of Dementia that causes problems with loss memory.  It is a progressive disease, where symptoms gradually worsen over time.  It constitutes two thirds of cases of dementia in total.  The case were the gyres of the cerebral cortex separate and results in the irreversible loss of neurons.
Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that effects the way muscle contractions are maintained and lack of dopamine. This usually leads to shakiness, tremor, rigidity and akinesis.  Some patients eventually lose 80 percent or more of their dopamine-producing cells.