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  • A number of different illnesses can result in dementia and each has its own characteristics.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for two thirds of dementia cases.
  • Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia and it is associated with disease in the blood vessels in the brain.
  • Lewy body disease is an umbrella term that describes conditions that include Parkinson’s disease and Pakinson’s disease dementia.
  • Alcohol-related dementia can be avoided by following Australian guidelines for alcohol consumption.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2014