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Types of Dementia

Alzheimer's disease isn't the only kind of dementia. Learn about other conditions that cause progressive changes in memory, communication, behavior, judgment, and daily functioning.

What Is Dementia?
What does the term "dementia" mean? Is there any difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

Confused about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body...
Confused about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia? Learn how these two kinds of dementia are alike and different from each other, including their prevalence, prognosis and symptoms.

Does Lewy Body Dementia Have Stages?
Learn more about what to expect in the progression of Lewy body dementia, and how this disease progresses differently than Alzheimer's disease.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: What Is It and How Is It Different Than Alzheimer's?
What causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Is it the same as mad cow disease? Learn how CJD is diagnosed and treated, as well as what its symptoms are.

What's the Difference Bewteen Alzheime'rs Disease and Vascular Dementia?
Curious what the difference is between Alzheimer's and vascular dementia? Review this summary that compares the prevalence, progression, cause, symptoms and other factors of each disease.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
Curious about what causes dementia besides Alzheimer's? Learn about normal pressure hydrocephalus, a reportedly under-diagnosed cause of dementia. Know how to spot the symptoms, how it's diagnosed, and what treatments are available. Also, how is normal pressure hydrocephalus different from Alzheimer's disease?

Is It Alzheimers Disease or Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Did you know that low levels of vitamin B12 can cause symptoms of dementia? Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, and how it differs from Alzheimer's disease.

9 Factors that Increase Your Risk of Developing Lewy Body Dementia
Curious about what makes you more likely to develop Lewy body dementia? Here are 9 factors which affect your risk of developing this type of dementia.

What Is Frontotemporal Dementia?
Frontotemporal Dementia is a fairly common dementia, yet is often misdiagnosed initially. Learn about its symptoms, prognosis and treatments, as well as how it differs from Alzheimer's.

What Is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?
Did you know that Wernicke encephalopathy requires immediate treatment? Understand the symptoms, causes and treatments of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

10 Thing to Know about Parkinson's Disease Dementia
Wondering what Parkinson's disease dementia really is? Here are 10 things to know about this type of Lewy body dementia.

Huntington's Disease
Learn what Huntington's Disease is, what its symptoms are, how it's passed down genetically and what treatments are available. Also, how is it similar to and different from Alzheimer's disease?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Learn what the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy are, as well how it's treated and what the prognosis is. Also, how is it different from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease?

WhatIs Parkinson's Dementia Different from Dementia with Lewy Bodies?
Learn how dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia are alike and different from each other.

Primary Progressive Aphasia
Wondering what primary progressive aphasia is? Here's an overview of its symptoms, treatment, and prognosis, as well as how it differs from other more well-known neurological problems such as Alzheimer's.

Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia is one of the second most common types of dementia, along with vascular dementia. Learn about the prevalence, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of Lewy body dementia.

Corticobasal Degeneration
What is corticobasal degeneration? Learn about how it's diagnosed, as well as its symptoms, treatment and prognosis.

Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia
What is behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment and prognosis, as well as how it differs from Alzheimer's disease.

Types of Dementia
Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia - in fact, almost two-thirds of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's disease. However, a host of other conditions can also cause dementia, including the 10 described here.

Types of Frontotemporal Dementia Disorders
Take a look at the characteristics of 4 different disorders that fall within the Frontotemporal Dementia category: Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration. What are the symptoms, treatment and prognosis of these diseases? How are they alike and...

What Is Fatal Familial Insomnia?
Learn what fatal familial insomnia is and how it affects those who develop it.

Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia is one of the second most common types of dementia, along with Lewy body dementia. Learn about the prevalence, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of vascular dementia.

Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Dementia with Lewy bodies is one of the most common types of dementia. It is often referred to as Lewy Body Dementia, and it shares features of both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Learn about the treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies, including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

Parkinson's Disease Dementia - Understanding Parkinson's Disease Dementia
Parkinson's Disease dementia is a type of dementia that occurs if a patient with Parkinson's Disease develops a progressive dementia at least two years after a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease has been made, and other causes of dementia have been ruled out. Presently the only FDA-approved treatment for Parkinson's disease dementia is the Exelon...

What Is Mixed Dementia?
Wondering what "mixed dementia" means? Learn about the definition, prevalence, symptoms, progression and treatment of mixed dementia.

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