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Alzheimer's or vascular dementia, how to tell the difference?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Good question

The answer is too complex for a quickie but ad is a slower but definite progression until death.
Vd is often sudden (stroke) but if no further strokes occur, may not progress or plateaus between. Many more differences covered well here: http://www.Alzheimers.Org.Uk/site/scripts/documents_info.Php?Documentid=133 best!

In brief: Good question

The answer is too complex for a quickie but ad is a slower but definite progression until death.
Vd is often sudden (stroke) but if no further strokes occur, may not progress or plateaus between. Many more differences covered well here: http://www.Alzheimers.Org.Uk/site/scripts/documents_info.Php?Documentid=133 best!
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