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7 stages of vascular dementia

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
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

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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.
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
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
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol.
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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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Vascular dementia: Depends on extent & etiology, most cases are reversible.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Variable picture: Vascular dementia is the result of pathological changes in the blood vessels of the brain that leads to decrease or total interruption blood supply to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Common: At least in western society, vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia. It is estimated that about 1.5% of the population at any on ... Read More
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