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What are symptoms of vascular dementia?

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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 with language, problems moving, difficulty recognizing or naming objects, and all sorts of problems with what is called "executive functioning" (planning, organizing, etc.). All these changes represent a big decline from previous functioning.
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 gradual decline, whereas vascular dementia can have sudden decreases in physical and cognitive functioning. Like walking down the stairs. They may be stable, sharp decline, stable, sharp decline etc.

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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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