Many conditions and diseases cause dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common cause. Other causes include brain changes that lead to vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal disorders.
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A type of dementia called FTD tends to strike before age 60 and stems from damage to the brain’s frontal lobe and temporal lobe. Learn more about FTD and brain changes from NIH.
Get advice on providing care for a person with frontotemporal dementia or similar disorder. Learn how to manage home, family, work, and long-term care issues.
What is Lewy body dementia? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? Read about this progressive disease that is one of the most common causes of dementia.
Lewy body dementia is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Health professionals, patients, and family can read more about diagnosing Lewy body dementia.
Getting help from family, friends, doctors, and other professionals ensures the best possible care and quality of life for a person with Lewy body dementia.
Family members who care for someone with Lewy body dementia can get support to maintain health and help doctors and others understand the disease.
Vascular dementia is caused by a range of conditions that disrupt blood flow to the brain and affect memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about the causes of vascular dementia and modifiable risk factors.