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Dementia

Conditions Related to Dementia

A number of related conditions of dementia are known to cause the symptoms characteristic of the condition. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common health problem related to dementia. Other associated conditions include:

  • Vascular dementia, caused by vascular problems
  • Frontotemporal dementia, arising from diseases of the frontal lobe
  • Huntington’s disease, caused by an abnormal gene
  • Dementia pugilistica, also called Boxer’s syndrome
  • HIV-associated dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare condition related to abnormal proteins

Other related conditions of dementia also produce similar symptoms but are not dementia. Among these are:

  • Age-related cognitive disorder, part of the normal aging process
  • Mild-cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Depression
  • Delirium related to poisoning, infection, illness or psychiatric problems

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