Other Dementia Disorders

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

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

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.

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The Northwestern Medicine Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic is staffed by physicians from the Northwestern Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of the full-time faculty at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine.
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