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Which are the different forms of dementia?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Answer below
Alzheimers (60% - 65%), less common are vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, picks disease (frontotemporal), alcoholic, B12 deficiency, hiv, dementia pugilistica (head trauma), a few rare prion diseases such as jacob kruetzfeld (spongioform encephalopathy), and mixed.
Some reversible encephalopathies are occasionally classified as dementias, but not true dementias.

In brief: Answer below
Alzheimers (60% - 65%), less common are vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, picks disease (frontotemporal), alcoholic, B12 deficiency, hiv, dementia pugilistica (head trauma), a few rare prion diseases such as jacob kruetzfeld (spongioform encephalopathy), and mixed.
Some reversible encephalopathies are occasionally classified as dementias, but not true dementias.
Dr. David Murdock
Dr. David Murdock
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2 comments
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Well said
Dr. Jeff Seaman
yup, though FTD's much more than Pick's. Mixed more common than we thought. Thanks for including HIV and CTE!
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: There are many types
Alzheimer's dementia or alzheimer's plus vascular dementia are by far the most common.
Lewy body dementia/parkinson's disease dementia and frontal temporal lobe are also fairly common. Less common types include alcohol or substance induced, huntington's, traumatic brain injury, and many more less common types.

In brief: There are many types
Alzheimer's dementia or alzheimer's plus vascular dementia are by far the most common.
Lewy body dementia/parkinson's disease dementia and frontal temporal lobe are also fairly common. Less common types include alcohol or substance induced, huntington's, traumatic brain injury, and many more less common types.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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