The 8 Common Causes of Dementia

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation
I hear and read confusing comments about dementia on a daily basis. Most commonly, I find that people fail to distinguish between diseases and medical conditions that impair thinking and the advanced state of impairment that we call "dementia".

Perhaps this excellent summary from HealthBridge of dementing medical disorders will help clarify the issue. I found the list to be accurate and the supporting details well documented. I encourage you to click through and read the summary but if you want to know the eight conditions on the list, I've noted them here:

1. Alzheimer's disease
2. Vascular Dementia
3. Mixed Dementia
4. Dementia with Lewy Bodies
5. Parkinson's Disease
6. Frontotemporal Dementia
7. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
8. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus


  1. Dennis, Thanks for the post and the thoughtful words about the article. I look forward to reading and learning more from your blog. -Matt

  2. Thanks for posting. The facts about dementia can be confusing. I think this will help a lot of people out. Dementia is often found among aging seniors and it's posing quite a lot of problems. For this reason, it's important to get the facts straight in order for us to know how to properly deal with it.

  3. There are many Causes of Dementia, with hypertension being the leading factor. Always keep this in mind. When you are suffering from high blood pressure and it is constantly going above the 140/90 level, lesions and scars will begin to develop in the white matter region of your brain.