Other Forms of Dementia

Though AD is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only cause of dementia.  The resources below provide education, care, and support related to several other common types of dementia, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and vascular dementia.

Lewy Body Dementia Association
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a type of dementia in which symptoms are variable; however, LBD is mainly characterized by progressive dementia, fluctuating cognition, visual hallucinations, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia
Frontotemporal dementia refers to a group of conditions that involve degeneration of the front and side regions of the brain.  These conditions eventually lead to a progressive decline in behavior, language, or both.

Vascular Dementia (Alzheimer’s Association)
Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia and is caused by multiple strokes or impaired blood flow to certain brain regions.