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Can someone with vascular dementia have off and on improvements in function?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: In short, yes.

Any dementia patient can have good days/weeks and bad ones.

In brief: In short, yes.

Any dementia patient can have good days/weeks and bad ones.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes -- sometimes the areas supplied by the damaged tiny blood vessels can re-vascularize -- leading to improved nourishment, oxygenation, and function.
The brain is a dynamic organ in which "usual" locations for specific functions can change. In contrast, alzheimer's dementia usually progresses more continually over time, rather than the "stair-step" changes of vascular dementia.

In brief: Yes

Yes -- sometimes the areas supplied by the damaged tiny blood vessels can re-vascularize -- leading to improved nourishment, oxygenation, and function.
The brain is a dynamic organ in which "usual" locations for specific functions can change. In contrast, alzheimer's dementia usually progresses more continually over time, rather than the "stair-step" changes of vascular dementia.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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