What is Mixed Dementia?
At least one in every ten people with dementia is diagnosed as having more than one type. Mixed dementia is much more common in older age groups, such as those over 75 years.
Mixed dementia occurs when an individual has more than one type of dementia. Often it means they portray a mixture of symptoms associated with a variety of different types of dementia. It is quite common for someone to have both Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia together.
Due to the overlapping of Mixed Dementia, symptoms can vary depending on which types of dementia the individual has. Some may experience a greater type of one dementia than another, in which case this type will be referred to as ‘predominant’.