Symptoms of Vascular Dementia

The second most common type of dementia diagnosis is vascular dementia. It’s caused by conditions that damage blood vessels in the brain and interrupt the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. As a result, symptoms can depend on the size, location, and number of damaged brain areas. People with vascular dementia may experience:

  • Difficulty performing tasks that used to be easy, such as paying bills
  • Trouble following instructions or learning new information and routines
  • Problems with language, such as finding the right word or using the wrong word
  • Changes in personality, behavior, and mood, such as depression, agitation, and anger

View more signs and symptoms of vascular dementia. This information is also available in Spanish.

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