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What are the Risk Factors for Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is the second most common dementia diagnosis, after Alzheimer’s disease. It is caused by conditions that disrupt blood flow to the brain, such as stroke. You may lower your chance of developing vascular dementia by managing risk factors, which include: Learn more about vascular dementia. This information is also available in Spanish.

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:Continue reading “Symptoms of Vascular Dementia”

Blood Vessel Damage and Brain Health

Vascular dementia refers to changes to memory, thinking, and behavior resulting from conditions that cause damage to blood vessels in the brain. The brains of people with vascular dementia often show evidence of prior strokes, thickening blood vessel walls, and thinning white matter — the brain’s connecting “wires” that relay messages between regions. Researchers areContinue reading “Blood Vessel Damage and Brain Health”

What is Vascular Dementia?

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 diseaseContinue reading “What is Vascular Dementia?”