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.

Here are some leading charities that provide information about dementia.