Vascular dementia

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.

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 are …

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