Other types of dementia

While Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, there are other types as well. Learn about them here.

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Young onset dementia

When symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65, we call it "young onset dementia." And there's a lot to learn about it. Our Canadian knowledge hub for young onset dementia draws on the experiences and insights of many people, families and researchers.

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Vascular dementia

The most common type of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia occurs when the brain’s blood supply is blocked or damaged, causing brain cells to be deprived of oxygen and die.

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Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia – caused by abnormal 'Lewy bodies' deposits of protein called alpha-synuclein inside of the brain's nerve cells – shares many similarities with Parkinson’s disease.

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Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term for a group of rare disorders that primarily affect the areas of the brain associated with personality and behaviour.

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Mixed dementia

It's possible for someone to have more than one type of dementia. When this happens, it's known as mixed dementia.

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Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (or LATE-NC) is the most recently identified form of dementia, noted for its close similarity to Alzheimer’s. Here's what we know about it so far.

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