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Alzheimer disease

The most common type, making up 60 to 80 % of all cases. Women are more affected than men and it usually occurs after she 60. The disease is slowly progressive and usually results in dementia in 5 to 10 years.

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Vascular or multiple infarct dementia

Affects 10 to 20% of patients with dementia and usually affects older patients.

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Central nervous system infection dementia

May be caused by herpes simplex encephalitis or may be seen with AIDS patients.

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Lewy body dementia

Usually a rapid progressive form of dementia seen with Parkinson disease

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Parkinson disease

May develop in patients with advanced dementia

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Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome

A form of dementia found with chronic alcoholism

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Normal pressure hydrocephalus

May cause dementia in elderly individuals and can be treated with a ventricular peritoneal shunt.

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