Dementia can develop at any age, however, it is more common in people aged 65 and above.
There are many different types of dementia, the most common and well known is Alzheimer’s disease. Each type of dementia has a different range of symptoms and will require different approaches to management. Common types of dementia include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Vascular Dementia
- Dementia with Lewy Body Disease
- Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD)
- Huntington’s Disease
- Alcohol related dementia (Korsakoff’s Syndrome) and other dementias.
Alzheimer’s Australia have developed an online resource to help community and industry groups recognise the signs of dementia: Is It Dementia.