Other Dementia Disorders Brain Changes to memory and thinking Fluctuations in attention and awareness Delusions Visual hallucinations Stiffness Tremors Falling Slowing of movements Shuffling of feet Alien limb syndrome Loss of motivation Loss of inhibition Language difficulty Getting lost, even indoors Difficulty swallowing Trouble finding things on shelves Vascular disease (VaD) Abnormal prion protein (CJD)
Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a disease that is related to Parkinson Disease, but has significant involvement of memory and thinking as well.
Corticobasal Degeneration and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are Parkinson’s-plus syndrome, meaning that they are diseases that share some of the symptoms of Parkinson Disease such as slowing of movements, stiffness, tremors, falls, and shuffling of the feet.
Posterior Cortical Atrophy
Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) is a rare disorder where people lose the ability to interpret what they are looking at. It is also called Progressive Visuospatial Dysfunction.
Vascular Dementia (VaD) is the term for significant change in cognition (memory and thinking) and behavior from damage to the brain from vascular disease – problems with the bloodflow to the brain.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD, is of the most rapid and devastating forms of dementia. It is caused by an abnormal prion protein. It is rare.