Dementia Symptoms, Stages, & Risk Factors Series
The book series break medical jargon down to everyday language to teach symptoms, stages, & risk factors for all dementia categories. Alzheimer's is the most prevalent dementia, but only one. When you finish this series, you will understand the differences between Alzheimer's and the other dementia types.
ALZHEIMER'S RELATED DEMENTIAS
The Dementia Types, Symptoms, Stages, & Risk Factors Series includes five Alzheimer's-related dementias: 1) Typical Alzheimer's, 2) Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's, Early-onset Alzheimer's, and Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalophaty (LATE).
Including mixed dementia, Alzheimer's represents 60-85% of total dementia case. However, there are several variations of Alzheimer's, including the five above. It is quite possible researchers will discover other variants. LATE is listed here because it was misdiagnosed for Alzheimer's until an international neurological work group named and set criteria recognizing LATE as a distinct dementia. Depending on where science advances, LATE may or may not remain in this subgroup.
Lewy Body Parkinsonism Dementias
The Lewy body/Parkinsonism dementias include dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease dementia, and corticobasal syndrome.
FTD dementias include Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal dementia & Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
primary progressive aphasia
PPA dementias include Logopenic Progressive Aphasia (LPA) & Nonfluent Primary Progressive Aphasia.
While not as prevalent as Alzheimer's, dementia with Lewy bodies and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia are two of the four most prevalent dementia types (Alzheimer's and cortical vascular dementia are the other two).
The series includes two vascular dementias: Cortical vascular dementia & Binswanger disease.
The series includes five unattached dementias: 1) Normal pressure hydrocephalus, 2) Huntington's disease, 3) Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, 4) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and 5) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Cortical vascular dementia and Binswanger disease represent the vascular dementias. While most dementias are not hereditary, Huntington's disease is 100% avoidable. While most dementias are irreversible, if caught early enough, neurosurgeons can sometimes reverse Normal pressure hydrocephalus and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (usually avoidable). The Lou Gehrig disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurological disorder that attacks brain and spinal cord.
THE SERIES COVERS ALL 19 PRIMARY DEMENTIA TYPES
Dementia with Lewy bodies | Parkinson's disease dementia | Alzheimer's disease | Posterior cortical atrophy | Down syndrome with Alzheimer's | Early-onset Alzheimer's | Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) | Progressive supranuclear palsy | Nonfluent Primary Progressive Aphasia | Logopenic vascular dementia | Binswanger disease | Normal pressure hydrocephalus | Huntington's disease | Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome | Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Beller Health Research Institute and lead author Jerry Beller spent the better part of the past decade researching and writing the Dementia Series. As dementia research and science evolves, Beller and the team updates each book at least once per year.