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how many types of dementia are there

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
There are many.: Alzheimer's dementia is the most common type of irreversible dementia. Others include multi-infarct or vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontot ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: Thorough exam, neurological workup, mini mental status exam are first steps.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Very little: To my knowledge, there is very little truly being offered in this area.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
Dr. Joel Ross answered
39 years experience Geriatrics
Use your mind/body: At all stages of dementia strengthening brain connections (called synapses) is the goal. We do not have proven therapies in humans with dementia that ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: It affects the frontal lobes (front) and temporal lobes (sides) of the brain. Onset is usually earlier than alzheimer's. Initial sx may involve change ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Allele, not a mutant: It's not well understood, but often appears in those w/ Parkinson's, so a link with the PARK11 gene has been studied. Like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suresh Gupta
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Dementia in Elderly: 1. Senile dementia 2. Alzheimer's dementia 3. Post stroke dementia 4. Vitamin B12 deficiency demntia 5. Alcoholic encephalopthy dementia and others...
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Pseudo dementia : Drugs do not cause alzheimer's, but numerous medicines can make it far worse due to anti-cholinergic side effects, and many elderly pts can seem to be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Vascular dementia: Vascular dementia may overlap with other types of dementia such as alzheimer's, but results from damage to, or blockages in, blood vessels that nouris ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Yes: Alzheimer's disease or alzheimer's dementia is the most common type of dementia. Roughly 7 out 10 who have dementia have alzheimers. Other common type ... Read More

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