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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can you tell me about vascular dementia?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 38 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 can then stay stable or even improve a bit until another TIA brings more losses. The location in the brain is reflected in the loss seen. Read here and ask your Dr for more info. Best!
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 31 years experience
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 parts of the brain. The sufferer may never have a stroke or tia. The deficits are usually due to changes in small vessels. The symptoms and progression are variable. Prevention depends on managing vascular risk factors. Hope this helps.
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Confusion: It is confusion and loss of memory based on narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain.
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