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- Cerebrovascular disease is an aging-related
biological process in which blood vessels in the brain become damaged and
result in a diminished supply of oxygen to brain tissues.
- When brain tissue is deprived of oxygen,
problems in memory and other brain functions occur.
Brain Changes in
- People with vascular dementia show evidence of cerebrovascular disease in the brain
- “Pure” vascular dementia makes up about 5 percent to 10 percent of people, however it is more common for people with cerebrovascular disease in the brain to have a mixture of brain change that is consistent with both cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease
Signs and Symptoms of Vascular Dementia
- Impaired judgment or reduce decision-making
ability and problems in being able to plan or organize is likely to be the
initial symptom of vascular dementia