A The term mixed dementia
is often used to describe a combination of vascular dementia (caused by reduced blood flow to the brain) and Alzheimer's disease (AD).
In a more recent trial, 404 people with dementia (333 AD and/or mixed dementia
and 71 VaD) were treated with 240 mg EGb 761 or placebo over 24 weeks.
Following Alzheimer's disease, the other most common diagnoses were mixed dementia
, in 25%, and vascular dementia, in 19%.
Dementia describes many different brain disorders that trigger a progressive loss of brain function, and the Alzheimer's Society says that while Alzheimer's is the most common form, affecting 62 per cent of dementia patients, there are many other types too, including vascular dementia, which affects 17 per cent of those diagnosed, and mixed dementia
, affecting 10 per cent.
Patients were classified into 3 groups of senile dementia (n = 49), presenile dementia (n = 7), and mixed dementia
(n = 28) according to the diagnostic criteria of the CCMD-3.
These results included adjustments for various confounding factors such as age, sex, whether the diagnosis was for Alzheimer's dementia or Alzheimer's mixed dementia
(where more than one type of dementia occur simultaneously), level of care, and medical history including medications for other conditions.
Clinical assessments classified subjects as follows: no diagnosis, amnestic mild cognitive impairment (AMCI), vascular mild cognitive impairment (VMCI), Alzhiemer's Disease, vascular dementia, mixed dementia
, depressive disorder, normal aging, and successful aging.
According to conservative estimates, there are 8 million to 10 million senile dementia (mainly including AD, as well as vascular dementia(VD), mixed dementia
and elderly dementia caused by systemic diseases) patients in China, of which less than half of them are able to receive effective treatment.
Son Jamie said the supermarionation master died peacefully in his sleep having suffered from mixed dementia
for a number of years.
Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, mixed dementia
, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia.
The website of newspaper Le Monde on Monday quoted a medical report for use by the court as saying that Bettencourt was suffering from "mixed dementia
" and "moderately severe" Alzheimer's disease.
Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, which affects 17% of those diagnosed, and mixed dementia
, which affects one in 10 of those diagnosed.