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Transcript - Infographic: Types of dementia

Types of dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many physical causes of cognitive decline.

Reversible causes

Vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, blood clot, infection.

 

Alzheimer’s
Caused by protein plaques and tangles.

Lewy bodies

A form of Parkinson’s.

 

Vascular
Arises from lack of blood flow/stroke.

 

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Disease that leads to atrophy.

Other causes

Brain injury, tumor, alcohol abuse, disease.

Types of dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many physical causes of cognitive decline.

Reversible causes

Vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, blood clot, infection.

 

Alzheimer’s
Caused by protein plaques and tangles.

Lewy bodies

A form of Parkinson’s.

 

Vascular
Arises from lack of blood flow/stroke.

 

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Disease that leads to atrophy.

Other causes

Brain injury, tumor, alcohol abuse, disease.

 

 

 

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