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Dementia

What Is Mixed Dementia?

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

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.
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What Is Dementia?

Dementia is a loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning skills. It is not a normal part of aging. Read about what happens in the brain to cause dementia.
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Assessing Changes in Memory and Function

When visiting an aging relative, you might notice they have more memory problems than last time. Find info to help you assess changes in memory and cognition.
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Diagnosing Dementia

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