Did you know that not all dementia is Alzheimer's dementia? There are many types of dementia with different symptoms, causes and prognosis. This inforgraphic sums it up.

Did you know that not all dementia is Alzheimer's dementia? There are many types of dementia with different symptoms, causes and prognosis. This inforgraphic sums it up.

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Dementia is not a disease in itself, it is a collection of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain (like Alzheimer’s Disease). This article provides an overview of dementia and the most common causes of dementia.

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The Different Types of Dementia These types of dementia often present themselves with very similar symptoms. Even trained physicians may have a trouble determining for certain which type of dementia a patient has, and some people experience multiple types of dementia concurrently, which is called “mixed dementia”.

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Often misdiagnosed, FTD progresses differently from Alzheimer's but may show similar symptoms. What are its common signs? Read more.

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SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori

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Alzheimer's isn't the only cause of dementia. A basic overview of different kinds of dementia and how they can affect someone.

Did you know that light therapy can be used to help manage Sundowners Syndrome for those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

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