Other dementing illnesses

Learn more about other dementing illnesses including lewy body dementia, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia.

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is associated with hypertension, high cholesterol, strokes and diabetes.

Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a dementing condition associated with prominent personality changes and cognitive impairment. The condition is also known as Pick's disease.

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a degenerative condition that affects specific aspects of motor functioning and is also associated with progressive cognitive impairment.

Hallervorden-Spatz disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease is a rare degenerative condition characterised by cognitive impairment with motor abnormalities and it usually starts in childhood or adolescence.

Corticobasal degeneration

CBD is a rare degenerative disorder characterised by progressive cognitive impairment, Parkinsonism, impaired eye movements, muscle twitchings and misidentification of limbs.

Dementia with Lewy bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a dementia condition which consists of fluctuating cognitive impairment, Parkinson-like symptoms and hallucinations (usually visual).

Fahr's disease

Fahr's disease is a dementing condition that is characterised by abnormal movements and progressive cognitive impairment.

Wilson's disease

Wilson’s disease (WD) is a dementing condition caused by excessive copper deposition in the brain.

Multiple system atrophy

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare dementia that consists of progressive cognitive impairment and various motor abnormalities.

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