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How are altzeimers and vascular dementia different?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Let me explain: Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How is vascular dementia different than other types of dementia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Vascular dementia: Vascular dementia may overlap with other types of dementia such as alzheimer's, but results from damage to, or blockages in, blood vessels that nourish the brain. This leads to tiny "infarcts" or deaths of nerve cells in the brain. People with hypertension and/or arteriosclerotic narrowing of these blood vessels are vulnerable to such changes, which happen in a stair-step process over time.
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