Is There More Than One Type of Dementia?

Mar 29, 2024 | Caregivers

Dementia Is Not Only Alzheimer’s Disease

A lot of people think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are synonymous, but Alzheimer’s is just one condition that can cause dementia. Dementia is a descriptive term that covers impaired memory and the loss of other cognitive abilities.

Treatable Types of Dementia

Some types of dementia are caused by health factors and can actually be reversed. These include dementia caused by:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Tumors
  • Blood clots of the brain
  • Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (fluid buildup in the brain)
  • Metabolic disorders (including deficiencies)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • HIV/AIDS-associated neurocognitive disorders

Other Types of Dementia

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Huntington Disease Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) Dementia
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Dementia

We Are Experts in Dementia at Sundara

If you or your parent reside in the Round Rock or North Austin, Texas area, we want to help you through your memory care journey. Schedule your visit online or by calling us at 512-399-5080.