Types of dementia
There are several diseases and conditions that cause dementia.
Some of the more common types include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal lobe dementia. The risk of developing dementia increases as you get older and the condition is more common in people over the age of 65.
Dementia can occur in younger people (below the age of 65) and with increasing frequency in people with learning disabilities, particularly those with Down's syndrome.
Not all memory problems are due to dementia and some people may be diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment.
You can find out more about these common types of dementia by clicking on the links below:
Page last updated: 01 Apr 2014