How is vascular dementia different than other types of dementia?

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.
Vascular dementia. Is caused by underlying blood vessel (vascular) problems in the brain. And the course of the illness is a stepwise progression rather than a slowly progressive one.

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How are altzeimers and vascular dementia different?

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. Read more...

Can vascular dementia type symptoms can be purely psychological?

No. Cortical dementia is many types. Degenerative dementia is the most common type. Vascular dementia is in about 15% of all dementia and ranks after degenrative dementia. It is called multi-infacrt dementia. It is the product not taking care of lowering high blood pressure over the years. It is not reversible dementia. Only reversible dementia is vitamin b12and Folic Acid defiency dementia. Read more...
Unlikely. Would be nice if it were as that could easily be treated. Certainly all dementias have emotional and behavioural symptoms as a part of the process. However, multiple strokes are never psychological. Read more...

Is there any type of parasite that causes a nutrient deficiency, some type of anemia or vascular dementia?

Yes. There is a parasitic worm that lives inside pike and carp, and will lodge in the G.I. Tract and block absorption of vit b-12 causing anemia, and cognitive problems like a dementia. It is not like a stroke and is reversible if the vitamin b-12 is replaced, and the worm is dispatched. Read more...