Vascular Dementia

  • What Is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s. It is caused by brain damage from a cerebrovascular or cardiovascular event—usually stroke—and results in various symptoms depending on the area of the brain affected.

  • Different Forms of Dementia Commonly Have Different Signs

    There's a common misconception that the primary indicator of dementia is memory loss. The reality is that different forms of dementia have different signs. Learn which signs commonly correspond with each type of dementia.

  • An Overview of the Types of Dementia

    Dementia is a group of disorders differing in progression and parts of the brain affected. Learn differences between: Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia.

  • What is Multi-Infarct Dementia?

    Multi-infarct dementia is a type of vascular dementia caused by numerous small strokes in the brain. The damage to brain tissue significantly impairs an elder's memory.

  • ‘Mini Strokes’ Can Have Mega Health Effects

    A mini stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), can seem like a minor incident at first, but the long-term effects of TIAs can be very serious for people of all ages.

  • How to Know if Your Parent Has Dementia

    A little forgetfulness can be brushed off as aging, but a repetitive pattern of memory loss or recurring signs of behavior change may lead to larger concerns about an elderly parent.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Could Increase Dementia Risk

    Studies that looked at veterans and retired professional athletes found that those who were more likely to suffer blows to the head that cause traumatic brain injury face an increased risk of dementia.

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