The types of dementia

Dementia is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of various underlying conditions. It is characterised by a decline in brain function and is often associated with a range of diseases, of which there are over 100. The four main diseases that cause dementia are Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), vascular dementia, and Lewy body dementia.

Other types of dementia diseases also include:

1 Younger-onset Alzheimer's

2 Huntington's disease

3 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE) dementia

4 Traumatic brain injury(TBI)

5 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

6 Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

7 Posterior Cortical Atrophy

8 Parkinson's Disease Dementia

9 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

10 Korsakoff Syndrome