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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

10 Types of Dementia That Aren't Alzheimer's and How They're Diagnosed.

"The term dementia is used broadly to describe a condition which is characterized by cognitive decline, but there are many different types of dementia. Although it is usually progressive, properly diagnosing dementia can reverse the effects and be treated and even cured completely by addressing the underlying cause. However, dementia caused by incurable conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, are irreversible."

"What are the different types of dementia?

Experts estimate that Alzheimer's disease is the underlying cause of -- of all dementia cases. However, there are many other conditions which can also cause dementia, which makes it vital for the patient to obtain accurate diagnosing of dementia early on in order to get proper treatment. Following are some of the most common types of dementia and their causes."

1. Vascular Dementia

2. Mixed Dementia

3. Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)
4. Parkinson's Disease Dementia (PDD)
5. Frontotemporal Dementia
6. Creutzfeldt-Jacob Dementia (CJD)
7. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
8. Huntington's Disease

9. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

10. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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