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A 60-year-old female asked:

My mri shows "mild white matter microvascular ischemic changes". could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Vascular dementia.: The second most common form of dementia (after Alzheimer's) is vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia. An accumulation of tiny infarcts, much like those imaged on your MRI, leads to symptoms of dementia. We tend to see this form of dementia in people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol. So this could be related to your symptoms. Ask your doctor if u can take aspirin.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2018

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