Monday, September 26, 2011

Types of Dementia

There are many different types of dementia although some are far more common than others. They are often named according to the condition that has caused the dementia. Some of the more common types are outlined below.

Alzheimer's disease
vascular dementia
dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
fronto-temporal dementia (including Pick's disease)
Korsakoff's syndrome
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
HIV-related cognitive impairment
Mild cognitive impairment

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