If your doctor tells you that your loved one has dementia, it means he’s got a brain condition that causes problems with thinking and memory. It’s important to understand the different types so he can get the right kind of treatment.

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes.

Read our information on types of dementia including vascular dementia, rarer causes of dementia and how dementia progresses.

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