There are many different types of dementia, but some occur much more than others.
Dementia is a term used to describe a range of different conditions that affect the brain. In fact, dementia isn’t a condition in its own right and is used as an umbrella term to describe a group of symptoms that are caused by a diagnosed health condition, such as Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The symptoms of dementia vary depending on the type of dementia someone has and with each individual. Generally, dementia affects parts of the brain responsible for memory, thinking, concentration, language, spatial awareness, mood and perception. At first, the symptoms may be fairly mild, but will become progressively more severe and eventually lead to death.