Has anyone experienced Binswanger's disease?


Took mom to her neurologist today, she's been showing signs of BD. Changed her Paxil to Lexapro, added some tremor medicine, and wants her in a wheelchair instead of the walker because of risk of falling. Has anyone experienced BD ?

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Thank you JoAnn 29
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Reply to Bella7

What is Binswanger's Disease?
Binswanger's disease (BD), also called subcortical vascular dementia, is a type of dementia caused by widespread, microscopic areas of damage to the deep layers of white matter in the brain. The damage is the result of the thickening and narrowing (atherosclerosis) of arteries that feed the subcortical areas of the brain. Atherosclerosis (commonly known as "hardening of the arteries") is a systemic process that affects blood vessels throughout the body. It begins late in the fourth decade of life and increases in severity with age. As the arteries become more and more narrowed, the blood supplied by those arteries decreases and brain tissue dies. A characteristic pattern of Binswanger's disease-damaged brain tissue can be seen with modern brain imaging techniques such as CT scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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A form of Vascular Dementia
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Reply to Bella7

Never heard of it, so pushing tgis up. I am now wondering about this myself.
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