What are the different types of dementia?

Dr Simon Farmer
Dr Simon Farmer
Consultant Neurologist

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There are many different types of dementia and the most common is Alzheimer’s disease. There is a form of dementia that we often see with Parkinson’s and we call this Lewy body dementia which  has a different pathology. Then, there is frontotemporal type dementias, which again can either have Alzheimer pathology or a different type of pathology. And then there are the rarer dementias such as Creutzfeldt disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, CJD, through to some very rare causes indeed.

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