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Vascular dementia in children

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 24 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 36 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

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 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 24 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol.
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 30 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 36 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 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 49 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 29 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

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