Skip to main content

Dementia

What Is Mixed Dementia?

Read about mixed dementia, a combination of two or more disorders. For example, older adults with dementia may have Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.
Older woman with mixed dementia

What Is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia differs from Alzheimer’s disease in that it is caused by stroke. Learn about types of vascular dementia as well as treatment.
Serious older woman

Types of Dementia

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Learn about other dementias, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal disorders, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia.
Hispanic man with dementia sitting in a park

What Is Dementia?

Dementia is a loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning skills that interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. While dementia is more common with advanced age, it is not a normal part of aging. Learn why.
Older woman with glasses wearing a sari

Diagnosing Dementia

Doctors diagnose dementia—including Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia—with brain scans and other tests.
Doctor studying brain scans