Is vascular dementia and alzheimer's the same disease?

No. Vascular dementia is due to multiple infarcts of the brain from abnormalities in blood vessels. Alzheimer's is a degenerative neurologic disease with plaques and abnormal protein deposition.
No. Vascular dementia is due to multiple infarcts of the brain from abnormalities in blood vessels. Alzheimer's is a degenerative neurologic disease with plaques and abnormal protein deposition.
No. Vascular dementia (VAD) is caused by ischemic(lack of blood flow) areas in the brain. They can be lasrge strokes or smaller areas of ischemia. Commonly as we age, there may be a mixed type dementia of both ad and vad.