Mixed dementia, which is clinically known as dementia-multifactorial or multifactorial dementia, is a neurological condition when a person suffers from the multiple types of dementia at the same time. The most common form of mixed dementia involves Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. In rare cases, will you find a patient having Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease at the same time.
Symptoms of Mixed Dementia
As with any type of dementia, mixed dementia symptoms can vary based on factors such as the stage of the condition, the parts of the brain which have been affected, and the types of dementia that are present. Since the disease involves more than one type of dementia, patients usually experience mixed symptoms.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for mixed dementia. The condition cannot be slowed down either. What exists are the alternative ways to neutralise the symptoms of the condition. Since mixed dementia is not curable, researchers believe that risk reduction is the best way to address the condition. The risk factors of mixed dementia include diabetes, alcoholism, high cholesterol levels, smoking, and poor diet. These factors should undoubtedly be avoided at all costs.