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Frontotemporal dementia or Frontal lobe dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (frontal lobe dementia) is an umbrella term for a diverse group of uncommon disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain — the areas generally associated with personality, behavior and language. In frontotemporal dementia, portions of these lobes atrophy, or shrink. Signs and symptoms vary, depending upon the portion [...]

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Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is an umbrella term that describes impairments in cognitive function caused by problems in blood vessels that feed the brain. In some cases, a blood vessel may be completely blocked, causing a stroke.  Not all strokes cause vascular dementia.  It depends on the severity of the stroke, where the stroke occurred and the [...]

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Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, causes a progressive decline in mental abilities.  It may also cause visual hallucinations, which may take the form of seeing shapes, colors, people or animals that aren’t there or, more complexly, having conversations with deceased loved ones. Another indicator of Lewy [...]

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Sundowners Syndrome

The term “Sundowners Syndrome” refers to a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night.  Sundowning isn’t a disease, but a symptom that often occurs in people with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.  The cause isn’t known.  But factors that may aggravate late-day confusion include: Fatigue Low lighting Increased shadows [...]

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