6 doctors weighed in:
What's the difference between Alzheimer's and vascular dementia?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Pathogenesis
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neuro-degenrative disorder. Vascular dementias are the result of multiple infarcts in the brain due to diseases of blood vessels.

In brief: Pathogenesis
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neuro-degenrative disorder. Vascular dementias are the result of multiple infarcts in the brain due to diseases of blood vessels.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: The cause of the
Dementia. Vascular dementia is caused by problems with the blood vessels in the brain, but alzheimer's is caused by the development of plaques in the brain.
The course of the illness is also different. Vascular dementias progress in a stepwise fashion, while alzheimer's progresses in a slow, smooth way.

In brief: The cause of the
Dementia. Vascular dementia is caused by problems with the blood vessels in the brain, but alzheimer's is caused by the development of plaques in the brain.
The course of the illness is also different. Vascular dementias progress in a stepwise fashion, while alzheimer's progresses in a slow, smooth way.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors