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Related Dementias

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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Frontotemporal Disorders

Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving for people with frontotemporal disorders.

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Lewy Body Dementia

Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving for people with Lewy body dementia.

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Other Dementias

Learn about how dementia is diagnosed and about vascular dementia and mixed dementia.

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What Are Frontotemporal Disorders?

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.
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What Causes Frontotemporal Disorders?

What causes frontotemporal disorders? In most cases, we don’t know. In other cases, gene mutations lead to this early-onset brain disease. Learn more from NIH.
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What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

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.
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Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. See a doctor to find out what’s causing your symptoms and get the right treatment.
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