There are many types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common – accounting for up to 80 percent of all cases.
The progression of the disease may differ depending on the type of dementia an individual experiences. Learn more about the various types of dementia and related characteristics.
It is important to be aware of reversible causes of dementia and to rule all of these out before pursuing a diagnosis of dementia. The Dementia.org experts estimate that up to 20 percent of people diagnosed with dementia actually have a treatable condition. Information on possible treatable causes of dementia can be found on their website.
Knowing what is considered part of the normal aging process and what might be cause for concern is very important. The Alzheimer’s Association has identified 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.