What does dementia_290.0 Does this mean someone has Alzheimer's?

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Dementia is The medical term for Alzheimer’s. Every disease or illness has a code that billers & coders use to describe that illness. So 290.0 is most likely the code for Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia. The number indicates the coding for dementia associated with neurological condition.