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Posted on: 27.02.2020

What Causes Dementia?

Dementia, the term used to describe symptoms that occur when there is a decline in brain function, is caused by several different diseases. To fully understand what causes dementia, it is necessary to look at the different diseases associated with it and how they affect the body.

For the purposes of this article, we will look at some of the most common causes of dementia and their effects on our bodies. These are:

  • Alzheimer’s disease – the most common type of dementia
  • Vascular dementia
  • Mixed dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Frontotemporal dementia