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end stage vascular dementia symptoms

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
26 years experience Psychiatry
No: At the end stage of dementia, you actually can't tell them apart without a brain biopsy. Except for some subtle difference that only an expert could ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Schwartz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Vascular dementia can totally wipe out all conscious activity and render someone into a permanent vegetative state--not unlike what one might see with ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
At end stages,: All dementias are equally devastating.

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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
Dr. Isaac Vielma
19 years experience Family Medicine
Step down process: Vascular dementia is caused by poor circulation to parts of the brain caused by ongoing "mini-strokes" that occur. Alzheimer's dementia is a chronic g ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emad Tadros
38 years experience Psychiatry
No: Cortical dementia is many types. Degenerative dementia is the most common type. Vascular dementia is in about 15% of all dementia and ranks after dege ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Would be nice if it were as that could easily be treated. Certainly all dementias have emotional and behavioural symptoms as a part of the process. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Different causes: As the name implies, vascular dementia results from diseased blood vessels. Small strokes can kill off regions of the brain, leading to dementia. Th ... Read More
A 95-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Apart from labs to look for a recent heart attack, and natriuretic peptide to evaluate for pump failure, blood work isn't that helpful in this situati ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
I'd talk to her DR : Before u wean her off. Mention to her dr any concerns u have about the meds and her overall health status. If ever u r considering tapering off this m ... 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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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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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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