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Rarer causes of dementia

What are the rarer causes of dementia?

Parkinson's disease

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)

Multiple sclerosis

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)

Huntington's disease (HD)

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD)

Wilson’s disease

More information about dementia

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    • Organic illness. Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry (3rd ed, online). Oxford Medicine Online. oxfordmedicine.com, published March 2013
    • Parkinson’s disease. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated Jan 2016
    • Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson Disease Dementia. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated Feb 2016
    • Dementia with Lewy bodies. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated Sept 2016
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    • Dementia. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, last updated Aug 2016
    • Normal pressure hydrocephalus. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated June 2016
    • Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated Feb 2016
    • Multiple sclerosis. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated August 2016
    • Multiple sclerosis. Patient Plus. patient.info/patientplus, last updated Sept 2015
    • Practical Dementia Care (3rd ed, online) oxfordmedicine.com, published May 2016
    • Zarei M, Chandran S, Compston A et al. Cognitive presentation of multiple sclerosis: evidence for a cortical variant. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 2003 (74): 872-77
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated September 2015
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Epidemiology. Patient Plus. patient.info/patientplus, updated January 2014
    • Assessment of memory deficit. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated February 2016
    • Huntington's Disease. Patient Plus. patient.info/patientplus, last updated May 2016
    • Huntington Disease. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated September 2015
    • Huntington's disease. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated August 2015
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated June 2015
    • Overview of Prion Diseases. MSD Manuals. www.msdmanuals.com, last updated June 2015
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Patient Plus. patient.info/patientplus, last updated Nov 2014
    • Prion disease. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated Apr 2016
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Patient Plus. patient.info/patientplus, last updated Jan 2014
    • Wilson’s disease. BMJ Best Practice bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated August 2016
    • Wilson’s Disease. Patient Plus. patient.info/patientplus, last checked November 2014
    • Wilson Disease. Medscape. emedicine.medscape.com, last updated October 2016
    • Wilson Disease. MSD Manuals www.msdmanuals.com, last reviewed March 2015
  • Produced by Nick Ridgman, Lead Health Editor, Bupa UK Health Content Team, December 2016
    Reviewed by Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa Global Director of Dementia Care
    Next review due December 2019

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