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Most Common Types of Dementia Explained
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Cognitive issues not related to aging that are severe enough to be noticeable to other people, but not serious enough to interfere with daily life.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of brain disorders. The major ones are listed below.
60-70% of dementia cases
Amyloid plaques and beta tangles.
Impairments in memory, language, and visuospatial skills
10-20% of dementia cases
Disease or injury to the blood vessels leading to the brain.
Impaired motor skills and judgement.
10% of dementia cases
Deterioration of frontal and temporal lobes of the brain..
Personality changes and issues with language.
Lewy Body Dementia
5% of dementia cases
Lewy body protein deposits on nerve cells.
Hallucinations, disordered sleep, impaired thinking and motor skills.
Local Los Angeles caregiver resources
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
Dementia workshops, counseling and support groups in a variety of languages.Learn more
UCLA Mary Easton Center
Diagnosis, medical resources and clinical trials.Learn more
USC Family Caregiver Support Center
Support for family caregivers including social workers.Learn more
National advocacy and research organization.Learn more
Leeza’s Care Connection
Support groups covering a range of caregiver needsLearn more
Parkinson’s Community LA
Support groups and information for Parkinson’s care partners and familyLearn more