Mixed dementia

Mixed dementia refers to the brain abnormalities and hallmark symptoms that account for more than one type of dementia simultaneously. According to recent research, mixed dementia is actually more prevalent than it was previously diagnosed such that approximately half of the people diagnosed with dementia are having co-existing pathologies. The most common co-existence are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, followed by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies as well as Alzheimer’s disease with vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. The more remote type will be vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

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