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What causes vascular dementia?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 34 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. Vascular dementia can involve lareger strokes with obvious immediate changes, or microvascular changes or "mini-strokes" which can cause increased impairment usually in memory and executive functions over time.
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Perfect! VaD also a leading driver of apathy syndromes.
May 28, 2015
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 26 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 impacted it can lead to cell death and if enough damage occurs then one deveops vascular dementia.
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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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