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What is vascular dementia?

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Vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia, is the second most common cause of dementia in older people. Because it has a lower profile than Alzheimer's, many people don't suspect vascular dementia when forgetfulness becomes problematic. It's also difficult to diagnose so it's difficult to know exactly how many people suffer from vascular dementia.

From: Vascular Dementia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help."

Mental Health America: "Factsheet: Multi-infarct Dementia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Vascular Dementia."

University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center: "Vascular Dementia."

Chapman, D.P. [serial online] April 2006. Preventing Chronic Disease,

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet." 

Erkinjuntti, T. , 2004; vol 35: p 1010. Stroke

National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help."

Mental Health America: "Factsheet: Multi-infarct Dementia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Vascular Dementia."

University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center: "Vascular Dementia."

Chapman, D.P. [serial online] April 2006. Preventing Chronic Disease,

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet." 

Erkinjuntti, T. , 2004; vol 35: p 1010. Stroke

National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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