Facts About Other Dementias
Not everyone who shows signs of dementia has Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many separate diseases. It is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. Therefore, dementia is not a disease; it is a syndrome, or group of symptoms, associated with many separate underlying diseases. There are over 20 different types of dementing diseases but the most common is Alzheimer’s, accounting for 60-80 percent of the cases. Individuals may have more than one type of dementia.
is a disorder that involves movement problems and dementia often develops in the later stages of the disease. The same Lewy bodies present in the previous type of dementia are present in this form of dementia as well. Which diagnosis is prevalent is determined by the order of the symptoms appearance.