Major types of dementia include cortical dementia and subcortical dementia, according to WebMD. They are grouped depending on the part of the brain they attack. More »

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Differentiating between Alzheimer's and other types of dementia occurs when viewing images of the brain, according to Healthline. Alzheimer's disease is a specific condition, while dementia refers to a collection of symp... More »

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Dementia with Lewy bodies typically involves cognitive symptoms, such as difficulty paying attention and solving problems, in its early phases, while Parkinson's disease with dementia usually begins with movement-related... More »

Dementia is categorized into four types that include mixed dementia, synucleinopathy, tauopathy, and vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment, according to the National Institute on Aging. Alzheimer's disease ... More »

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Memory tests conducted by a neurologist are part of diagnosing and differentiating between types of dementia, according to WebMD. There are several different kinds of mental status exams, and they are used in combination... More »

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Information related to dementia is available on the official websites of the Alzheimer's Association and WebMD. These websites contain information related to signs, symptoms and treatment options. More »

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A doctor testing a person for dementia should ask the patient to identify symptoms he has experienced, as well as their duration and consistency, notes Healthline. Factors that worsen or alleviate symptoms, limitations o... More »

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