The most common types of dementia.

There are many types of dementia – the most common types of dementia are:

Alzheimer’s Disease:

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for more than 50% of cases worldwide. It affects those over 65 years of age, by loss of memory of recent events. However, memory of past events remains intact. Although, we all forget things occasionally, dementia memory loss is persistent. Alzheimer’s disease progresses at a different pace for each individual. However, the early stages fluctuate from day to day. But, as time goes by, everyday tasks become more of an issue and processing information becomes more difficult.

Vascular Dementia:

Vascular Dementia is the second most common form. The problems are caused by the circulation of the blood to the brain. Usually, caused by a stroke or several “mini” strokes. This disease progresses when the person’s ability deteriorates following a stroke and then is stable until another stroke occurs.

Lewy Body Dementia:

This can be very mild at the onset and can vary from day to day. There can be fluctuation in cognitive function and it is often accompanied by hallucinations and or delusions. Tremors, stiffness leading to falls, difficulties judging distance may all occur.

Pick’s Disease Dementia:

This is due to the progressive degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Damage to the temporal lobe affects language and emotion. Damage to the frontal lobe affects judgment and behavior. It usually begins between 40 and 65 years of age. Personality changes occur.

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