What is Vascular Dementia?

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Did you know that some forms of dementia and cognitive impairment
can arise from stroke or other vascular brain injuries that can cause
changes to memory, thinking, and behavior? One of these forms is called vascular dementia.

Vascular dementia refers to progressive loss of memory and other
cognitive functions caused by vascular injury or disease within the brain. Symptoms of vascular dementia may sometimes be difficult to
distinguish from Alzheimer’s disease. Problems with organization,
attention, slowed thinking, and problem solving are all more prominent
in VCID, while memory loss is more prominent in Alzheimer’s.

Learn more about vascular dementia and other types of vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) on the NIA website.
 
Certain dementias arise from stroke and other vascular brain injuries
that cause significant changes to memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn more about the types of vascular contributions to cognitive impairment
and dementia here: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/vascular-contributions-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia

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