What are other types of dementia?
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Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a type of dementia.
Dementia is a disease in which a progressive decline occurs in memory, thinking abilities, personality and behaviour.
There are over 50 causes of Dementia but the commonest cause of Dementia in older people is Alzheimer's Disease.
Dementia with Lewy Bodies This form of dementia seems to be linked to Parkinson's disease, but also affects about a fifth to a quarter of people diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease.
Multi-Infarct Dementia (MID)/Vascular Dementia
This form of dementia is caused by a series of small strokes which cut off the blood supply to certain areas of the brain causing brain cells to die
Pick's Disease / Frontal lobe dementia / Fronto-temporal degeneration
Frontal lobe dementia is the term used to describe a number of forms of dementia which involve damage to the brain cells mainly in the frontal lobe of the brain.
This is a progressive neurological disorder. People with Parkinson's disease tend to have difficulty walking, writing and dressing etc. because they lose a high percentage of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which helps to control movement. Between twenty to thirty percent of sufferers develop dementia in the late stages of the disease
Alcohol Related Dementia
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
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