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End stage vascular dementia symptoms

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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
Dr. Paul Schwartz
Dr. Paul Schwartzanswered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
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
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
At end stages,: All dementias are equally devastating.
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
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emad Tadros
Psychiatry 39 years experience
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
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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
Psychiatry 37 years experience
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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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
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.
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
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 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
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