15 Types of Dementia


Although dementia strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and 1 of 3 seniors worldwide, the medical condition remains misunderstood. 

Did you know there are 15 dementias?


Lewy Body Dementia

1. Dementia with Lewy bodies/DLB

2. Parkinson’s disease dementia/PDD

Vascular Dementia

3. Post-Stroke Dementia

4. Multi-Infarct Dementia

5. Binswanger Disease

Frontotemporal Dementia

6. Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia

7. Primary Progressive Aphasia

Other Dementias

8. Alzheimer's Disease

9. Normal pressure hydrocephalus

10. Creutzfeldt-Jacob

11. Wernicke-Korsakoff

12. Huntington’s disease

 13. Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

14. Posterior Cortical Atrophy

15. LATE

16. *Mixed dementia

 *People often develop multiple dementias.

The 15 types take many paths to reach dementia, not a disease but a medical condition. Often referred to as the "old folks disease," some forms attack children, young adults, the middle age people—those in the prime of their lives.