Types of Dementia
Dementia is not one condition. It is a term that describes is a group symptom characteristic of one or more neurodegenerative symptoms occurring when brain cells stop working correctly.
Dementia describes severe brain changes affecting the brain and these changes make it difficult to perform daily activities and causes changes in personality and behavior.
The changes happen inside specific parts of the brain affecting the thinking process, memory and the ability to communicate.
8 Types of Dementia
What causes dementia? There are various conditions which contribute to the development of dementia.
The different types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, Huntington’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.
Currently, more than 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, this according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The condition is more common in in older adults, and 10 percent of adults over 65 have Alzheimer’s.
The early symptoms of dementia include mood changes, forgetting names, and recent events. As the brain cells start to die, a loved one with dementia may start to have trouble walking and talking.