Causes of Dementia


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Cause details for Dementia: The risk of developing AD increases with age, but AD and dementia symptoms are not a part of normal aging. AD and other dementing disorders in old age are caused by diseases. In the absence of a disease, the human brain often can function well into the tenth decade of life and beyond. 1

Underlying condition causes of Dementia: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Dementia) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Dementia includes:

Dementia as a complication: Other conditions that might have Dementia as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Dementia. The list of conditions listing Dementia as a complication in our database includes:

Dementia as a symptom: Conditions listing Dementia as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Dementia. The list of conditions listing Dementia as a symptom in our database includes:

Causes of Dementia: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Dementia:

Related information for causes of Dementia: Further relevant information on causes of Dementia may be found in the risk factors for Dementia and underlying causes of Dementia.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NIA's Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease, 1998: NIA

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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