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Types of Dementia

Dementia: Types list

The list of types of Dementia mentioned in various sources includes:

Curable Types of Dementia:

  • Dementia due to hypothyroidism
  • Dementia due to cardiovascular disease
  • Dementia due to B1 deficiency
  • Dementia due to folate deficiency
  • Dementia due to hypoglycaemia
  • Dementia due to hypercalcemia

Rare Types of Dementia:

  • Dementia related to Pick's disease
  • Dementia due to Moyamoya disease
  • Dementia due to syphilis
  • Dementia due to hypoglycaemia
  • Aids dementia complex
  • Creutzfeldt- Jakob disease related dementia
  • Dementia pugilistica
  • Benson's syndrome related dementia
  • Porphyria related dementia

Types discussion:

The two most common forms of dementia in older people are Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia (sometimes called vascular dementia). These types of dementia are irreversible, which means they cannot be cured. In Alzheimer's disease, nerve cell changes in certain parts of the brain result in the death of a large number of cells. Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease begin slowly and become steadily worse. As the disease progresses, symptoms range from mild forgetfulness to serious impairments in thinking, judgment, and the ability to perform daily activities. Eventually, patients may need total care. (Source: excerpt from Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Dementia: Rare Types

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Dementia: Related Disease Topics

More general medical disease topics related to Dementia include:

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