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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Vascular Dementia (Overview)

Brain damage caused by multiple strokes.


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Is vascular dementia hereditary?

Is vascular dementia hereditary?

Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Vascular Dementia (Overview)

Brain damage caused by multiple strokes.


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What are symptoms of vascular dementia?

What are symptoms of vascular dementia?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Vascular dementia (Tip)

Make sure to have a medic alert bracelet on with the person's name and allergies. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Living with Multi Infarct Dementia (Checklist)

Make sure to keep chair transfers close to bed
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What is the typical age at which the first signs of vascular dementia appear?

What is the typical age at which the first signs of vascular dementia appear?

That depends on: How severe the underlying cardiovascular disease is. But the "typical" age would be 50 or over. ...Read more

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Vascular dementia (Tip)

Herbal supplements can interfere with prescribed medications; if you use them tell your doctor. ...See more

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Could be effective if a patient initially diagnosed with vascular dementia is treated homeopathically?

Could be effective if a patient initially diagnosed with vascular dementia is treated homeopathically?

Collaborative Care: Vascular dementia can bring with it many behavioral issues, such as irritability, depression, sleeplessness, etc. Classical homeopathy can help these things, even if the complete dementia is not cured. The case needs to be taken thoroughly by an experienced homeopath, and the closest single remedy given out of hundreds possible. Collaborate w/neurologist. I've also seen dementia itself improve. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is vascular dementia or something else?

Can be hard to know: If dementia occurs in the context of cerebrovascular disease (strokes, tias), especially if the deficits correlate with known anatomical lesions, it is presumed vascular. Neuropsych testing may add evidence (or not). Vascular dementia also tends to progress in discrete steps, rather than continuously. There are many causes of dementia; some can be hard to diagnose in the living patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more