Dementia has four main types — vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia. In the UK, figures have shown around 60 percent of diagnoses of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease.
People with a diagnosis of dementia can also face depression. For this reason, they may end up taking antidepressant drugs. Now, a study has found that these drugs may be able to treat not just depression, but dementia itself.