Dementia is the umbrella term for many types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are frequently confused. On this page, we discuss some types of dementia. One of them is Alzheimer’s disease. Among others, there is Early Onset Dementia (EOD), Vascular Dementia (VaD), Temporal Lobe Dementia (TLD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) and Mixed Dementia.
Besides those listed, there are over 100 types of dementia, including Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is an inherited disease that affects parts of the brain that control voluntary movements. Age-related argyrophilic grain disease is a neurodegenerative illness characterized by mild cognitive impairment. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare, rapidly deteriorating neurological disorder. This disease, caused by an infectious agent called a prion, has no cure.
The term early-onset dementia (also known as young-onset dementia) refers to dementia diagnosed before 65. There are an increasing number of people diagnosed with dementia under 65 years old. The early signs of dementia in a young person are often overlooked or misinterpreted as stress or depression. Early diagnosis can help individuals and families understand what is going on and prepare for the future.
Although younger people with dementia experience similar symptoms to older people with dementia, their impact on their lives and families differs significantly. Socialisation becomes increasingly essential for individuals diagnosed with (EoD) since they may not know anyone with the same experience. Our organisation recognises the need for social groups for those under 65 and develops resources and projects to meet this need.