Alzheimer's Q&A: What does 'mixed dementia' mean?

Mixed dementia is a term used when someone has more than one type of dementia. Most commonly, mixed dementia is the terminology used when someone has been diagnosed with both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. However, it can also refer to a combination of Alzheimer’s disease and any other type of dementia. Physicians sometimes call this condition dementia-multifactorial.