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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends on: How severe the underlying cardiovascular disease is. But the "typical" age would be 50 or over. ...Read more
83 yr old lady. Vascular dementia. Type 2 diabetes. Developed swollen big toe, red. Doc diagnosis: gout. Last 48 hrs turned to dark blue. Why? Help!
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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