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7 stages of vascular dementia

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Supportive: therapy helps as well as medications used for dementia . The final stages of vascular dementia is hard to distinguish with the symptoms of Alzheimer's... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Confusion: It is confusion and loss of memory based on narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Caused by a stroke: Most people think of vascular dementia as memory and other brain impairments leading to dementia caused by one or more large strokes. There is another... Read More
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Vascular dementia: Is a different type of dementia caused by strokes or small vessel disease. This type of dementia causes a stepwise decline rather than a slow progres... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Lots of contributors: Hypertension, heart disease and diabetes are medical illnesses which contribute. Certainly lifestyle issues such as smoking and alchol can contribute... Read More
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Damage to blood flow: The vascular system supplies the brain with oxygen and nutrients through the blood system or vasculature. When the vasculature system is negatively im... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not much: It is possible to develop or create new circulation, such as unblocking carotid artery, and brains have ways of developing new pathways to compensate,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Can include more but: The symptoms include significant difficulty learning new information or recalling previously learned information. In addition, they can have problems ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Mini strokes: Vascular dementia refers to a kind of dementia that is caused by problems with the blood vessels in the brain (usually plaque formation, just as in ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Lots: Here's a source you can dig into: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vascular_dementia Function loss often appears suddenly following a stroke or TIA. It c... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Let me explain: Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. Alzheimer's is a type of deme... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not really: Vascular dementia generally is a permanent decline although you might be able to stabilize the condition through aggressive risk factor reduction such... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Vascular dementia: This problem often happens in people with longstanding hypertension with damage to blood vessels all over their body, not just in their brains. Ather... Read More
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