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Neuro-degenerative diseases

Other forms of dementia

The biggest group of diseases is made up of neuro-degenerative diseases, which are characterised by a progressive loss of nerve cells and synapses.

For most of these diseases, the causes of this nerve loss are unknown and our knowledge about possible treatment or prevention remains limited.

  • FAMILIAL ALZHEIMER DISEASE (FAD)
  • DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES (DLB)
  • DEMENTIA IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE (PDD)
  • FRONTO-TEMPORAL DEGENERATION (FTD)
    • CLINICAL MANIFESTATION
      • Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD)
      • Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
      • Semantic Dementia (SD)
    • HISTOPATHOLOGICAL SUB-TYPES
      • FTD with parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17)
      • Pick’s disease (PiD)
      • Dementia lacking distinctive histology (DLDH)
  • PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY (PSP)
  • CORTICOBASAL DEGENERATION (CBD)
  • ARGYROPHILIC GRAIN DISEASE (AGD)
  • MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY (MSA)
  • AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)
  • ATAXIAS
  • HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE (HD)
  • DOWN SYNDROME
  • FAMILIAL BRITISH DEMENTIA

 

 
 

Last Updated: vendredi 09 octobre 2009

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    This information was gathered in the framework of the European Commission financed project "Rare forms of dementia". Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for any use that might be made of the following information.
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