Types of Dementia

This is general information only. If you are experiencing any forms of cognitive issues, please seek advice from your GP or a health professional. Our aim is to provide simple to understand quick to read information for you. Further readings and links are provided if you interested in delving deeper.

What are the types of Dementia

Firstly, it’s important to recognise the term dementia doesn’t constitute a diagnosis. Dementia is a general term used to define a range of cognitive degenerative disorders. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which accounts for about 75%. Less common forms of dementia are Dementia with Lewd bodies, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. 

Alzheimer’s Disease

Caused by a protein build up that forms structures that cause loss of brain tissue. Symptoms can include memory loss, confusion, Speech difficulties, behaviour and personality changes and anxiety amongst others.

Lewd bodies Dementia

Lewd bodies deposit on nerve cells cause dementia. Symptoms can include visual hallucinations, sleeping difficulties, depression, swallowing issues and Parkinson’s symptoms and others.

Vascular Dementia

A reduced supply of blood to the brain causing death of brain tissue. Symptoms can include confusion, memory loss, behaviour and personality changes and difficulty understanding and others.

Frontotemporal Dementia

Degenerative of brain cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Symptoms can include behaviour and personality changes, language issues and memory loss amongst others.

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