10 Types of dementia

10 Types of dementia

We hear the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s, but exactly what do they mean.

There are actually several types of dementia.

First let’s define the term dementia.  It is a general term for a loss of memory or other mental abilities that are severe enough to interfere with day to day life.

So what are the types of dementia?types dementia

  1. Alzhiemer’s disease—most common type of dementia.
  2. Vascular dementia-often occurs after a stroke
  3. Dementia with Lewy bodies—have abnormal aggregations of the protein alphasynuclein
  4. Parkinson’s disease
  5. Mixed dementia—linked to more than one kind of dementia
  6. Frontotemporal dementia
  7. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  8. Huntington’s Disease—progressive brain disorder
  9. Normal Pressure hydrocephalus
  10. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome—caused by severe deficiency of vitamin B-1

 

For a more in-depth view of symptoms, causes and treatments check out Alz.org and Alzheimers.net

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