Dementia is an illness that affects memory, behavior, thinking, dressing or complex mental activities. It is normally a gradual, progressive disease that occurs over several months or years.
These are types or dementia:
Lewy body dementia
Fronto temporal dementia
Corticobasal ganglia degeneration
Parkinsons disease with dementia
There are also conditions that mimic dementia. These include:
Creutzfeld Jakob disease
certain conditions related to cancer, such as metastatic brain cancer.
dementia related to dialysis
dementia related to liver or kidney disease
wernicke korsakoff syndrome
dementia related to multiple sclerosis (MS)