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Can I suffer from more than one type of dementia?

There are several different types of dementia, and it is possible to suffer from more than one at the same time. This is a disorder called mixed dementia. Generally, it refers to simultaneous occurrences of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in a patient. Like most forms of dementia, your risk for mixed dementia increases with age.

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