Conditions related to dementia

Learn about conditions similar to dementia in this section.

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Mild cognitive impairment

Mild cognitive impairment affects memory and other abilities, but not as severely as dementia. One can still carry on their daily functions and routines without interruption. However, there is a higher risk of developing dementia.

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Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about one in every 800 people born in Canada. Learn more about Down syndrome and its link to Alzheimer's.

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Traumatic brain injury

When a person experiences a sudden injury to the head, they may have a traumatic brain injury that can damage the brain and, among other symptoms, increase the risk of dementia.

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