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What is multiple dementia?

What is multiple dementia?

Definition. Multi-infarct dementia (MID) is a common cause of memory loss in the elderly. MID is caused by multiple strokes (disruption of blood flow to the brain). Disruption of blood flow leads to damaged brain tissue.

What is multifaceted dementia?

Multi-infarct dementia (MID) is a type of vascular dementia. It occurs when a series of small strokes causes a loss of brain function. A stroke, or brain infarct, occurs when the blood flow to any part of the brain is interrupted or blocked.

What is mixed dementia life expectancy?

If a person has FTD mixed with motor neurone disease – a movement disorder, their dementia tends to progress much quicker. Life expectancy for people who have both conditions is on average about two to three years after diagnosis.

How does a person get multi-infarct dementia?

Causes. Multi-infarct dementia is caused by a series of strokes that damage or destroy brain tissue. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to the brain. A blood clot or fatty deposits (called plaques) can block the vessels that supply blood to the brain, causing a stroke.

Does mixed dementia progress quickly?

The symptoms of mixed dementia can vary depending on the part of the brain affected. If the person has two types of dementia the symptoms can be more noticeable and appear to progress more rapidly.

Can a person recover from dementia?

There is currently no “cure” for dementia. In fact, because dementia is caused by different diseases it is unlikely that there will be a single cure for dementia. Research is aimed at finding cures for dementia-causing diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

How is mixed dementia diagnosed?

How is it diagnosed? In most cases where autopsy results show the presence of mixed dementia, the individuals in those cases were originally diagnosed with one specific type of dementia during their life, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease.

Is mixed dementia hereditary?

Can dementia be passed down through the family? Many people affected by dementia are concerned that they may inherit or pass on dementia. The majority of dementia is not inherited by children and grandchildren.

What is an example of mixed dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia This is the most common type of mixed dementia. The person affected has two different diseases in their brain that contribute to their dementia symptoms.

What causes dementia to worsen?

other long-term health problems – dementia tends to progress more quickly if the person is living with other conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure, particularly if these are not well-managed.