Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia accounts for around 10% of dementia cases. It was previously called “multi-infarct” or “post-stroke” dementia.

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Symptoms

Initial symptoms:

  • Impaired judgement
  • Impaired ability to make decisions, plan or organise

(as apposed to memory loss which is usually first symptom in dementia) 

Previously evidence of vascular dementia was used to rule out Alzheimer’s and vice versa, now it’s recognised that several types of dementia can occur together in “mixed dementia”