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What is the definition or description of: multi infarct dementia?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Vascular dementia: Dementia refers to profound memory loss and cognitive impairment. Multi infarct means many episodes of low blood supply to the brain resulting in permanent brain damage (cva or stroke). Usually due to high blood pressure or other problems with heart and/or blood vessels.
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 46 years experience
Due to strokes: "dementia" is loss of cognitive faculties to less than a person's previous baseline leading to an inability to function independently. "multi-infarct" means multiple strokes, usually caused by blockage of circulation in discrete areas of the brain resulting in dead brain cells and/or their connections to other brain cells. Multi-infarct dementia may be patchy in what works and what doesn't.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How is multi-infarct dementia found?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Multi-infarct: Dementia is based on the symptoms of memory loss in a step wise fashion in a person with a history of stroke or small vessel disease. So the diagnosis is made by the history provided by the patient and the family.
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Who gets multi-infarct dementia?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
People who have: Circulatory problems in the brain are the people who get multi-infarct dementia.
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What is multi-infarct dementia?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Miulti strokes: Infarct is a cutoff of blood. Enough in brain surely can lead to dementia.

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