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What are the types of dementia you can get?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: There are many.

Alzheimer's dementia is the most common type of irreversible dementia.
Others include multi-infarct or vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementias, huntington's disease, creutzfeld-jakob disease. Approximately 1 percent of dementia cases are reversible. They include operable brain tumors, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid disease, alcoholism or depression.

In brief: There are many.

Alzheimer's dementia is the most common type of irreversible dementia.
Others include multi-infarct or vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementias, huntington's disease, creutzfeld-jakob disease. Approximately 1 percent of dementia cases are reversible. They include operable brain tumors, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid disease, alcoholism or depression.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Four main types

There are four main types of progressive degenerative dementias: alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia.
However, dementia could be caused by other conditions as well, e.g., brain injury, aids.

In brief: Four main types

There are four main types of progressive degenerative dementias: alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia.
However, dementia could be caused by other conditions as well, e.g., brain injury, aids.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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