Dementia is not a specific disease. It is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
- Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. 60% – 80% of people with dementia will develop Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Vascular Dementia: The second most common form of dementia. Vascular dementia occurs after a stroke.
- Parkinson’s Disease: The third most common form of dementia.