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How is vascular dementia different than other types of dementia?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Thank
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