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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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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


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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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Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia (Tip)

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Place calendars and reminders of important events around the house where you will see them often. ...See more

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Living with Multi Infarct Dementia (Checklist)

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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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Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia (Tip)

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

It's hard to be mad with someone who has alzheimers, since they can't remember why you're mad. ...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. Daniel Saurborn
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more