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Some causes of dementia can be reversed with treatment, but most cannot.
Causes that cannot be reversed
Common causes of dementia that cannot be reversed are:
Less common causes of dementia that cannot be reversed include:
Causes that may be reversible
When dementia is caused by certain treatable problems, the treatment may also help the dementia. These treatable problems include:
Some disorders that cause dementia can run in families. Doctors often suspect an inherited cause if someone younger than 50 has symptoms of dementia. For more information, see the topic Alzheimer's Disease.
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