In the previous posts we discussed the common features among the various “dementing illnesses”. In this post we delve into a little more detail about 4 different kinds of dementia. Though there may be a significant overlap in terms of how they present, treatment varies.
Alzheimers dementia is the commonest diagnosed cause of dementia, followed by mixed vascular and vascular dementia. Pure vascular dementia come in third. Parkinson’s and lewy body dementia have unique treatment challenges.
The implications of this distribution are widespread. Though age is something that is unmodifiable, the risk factors associated vary among subtypes.
Continue to the next page learn more about specific subtypes.