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Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia. The brain is damaged either due to repeated small strokes causing lack of blood supply (ischemic) or small bleeds (hemorrhagic). The arteries in the brain can get damaged due to hypertension, diabetes and cardiac problems.…

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

It is a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1). The most common cause is alcohol misuse. It leads to memory issues and loss of social skills.…

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a progressive brain disorder caused by a single defective gene on chromosome 4 — one of the 23 human chromosomes that carry a person’s entire genetic code. It is a genetic disorder and leads to dementia.…

Mixed Dementia

In mixed dementia, abnormalities linked to more than one type of dementia occur simultaneously in the brain.…

Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the brain in frontal and temporal lobes, which control planning and judgment; emotions, speaking and understanding speech; and certain types of movement.
FTD includes a range of specific disorders with different core symptoms.…

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Also called mad-cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease occurs in cattle, and has been transmitted to people under certain circumstances. It is a rapidly fatal disorder that impairs memory and coordination, and causes behavior changes.…

Alzheimer’s Disease

This is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for an estimated 60-80% of cases. It is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline.…

Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term for all the progressive neuro-degenerative conditions which affect your brain and are severe enough to interfere with your normal functioning. It generally affects the elderly population above the age of 60 but is not a normal process of aging.…

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