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Types of Dementia

Types of FMENTIA The Numbers on Memory Loss: 35.6 50+ million Estimated global dementia cases Types of dementia = 1 million 688686 13% of Americans older than 65 have Alzheimer's 10 million: Projected number of Alzheimer's cases among Baby Boomers 60-80% of senior dementia cases involve Alzheimer's disease 20 40 60 80 100 Distinguishing Dementia Dementia comes in many forms. Take a look at common types: Type of Dementia Suspected Causes Symptoms • Brain nerve cell damage Short-term memory loss Depression/apathy • Protein fragment deposits Advanced disease: speech difficulties, impaired judgment • Twisted protein Alzheimer's strands in brain Impaired judgnment • Blood vessel blockage Difficulty completing tasks • Microscopic bleeding in brain Vascular • Lewy bodies (deposits of alpha-synuclein protein) on brain cortex Memory loss Sleep disturbances Visual hallucinations Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Symptoms of Alzheimer's, vascular, and/or DLB • Combination of causes (see above) Mixed Dementia Personality changes • No characteristic brain Language difficulty abnormalities • Family history is a risk factor Frontotemporal Compromised reasoning • Genetic defect that skills causes progressive, abnormal brain Involuntary movement changes Depression/mood swings Huntington's Disease Infographic provided by: EXECUTIVE НОМЕ СARE "CARE YOU CAN COUNT ON Sources:

Types of Dementia

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Did you know that 60-80% of senior dementia cases involve Alzheimer’s disease? In fact, 13% of Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s. Learn about symptoms and suspected causes of dementia...


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