The 10 types of dementia

Symptoms of vascular dementia can appear slowly or suddenly, depending on their cause. Confusion and disorientation are common early signs. Photo: Pexels

(Rachel Nall/ Healthline) –– Dementia is a term used to describe severe changes in the brain that cause memory loss. These changes also make it difficult for people to perform basic daily activities. In most people, dementia causes changes in behavior and personality.

All types of dementia affects three areas of the brain:

  • language
  • memory
  • decision-making

Most cases of dementia are caused by a disease and can’t be reversed. Rare exceptions do occur, generally in cases of dementia caused by depression or drug and alcohol abuse. (…)