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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain.

Symptoms of vascular dementia include confusion, slow thinking and changes in your mood or behaviour.

There's no cure for vascular dementia, but a healthy lifestyle and medicines for related problems like high blood pressure may help slow it down.

Vascular dementia is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It can be a result of a stroke or the narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of vascular dementia include confusion, slow thinking and changes in your mood or behaviour.

Symptoms of vascular dementia

Vascular dementia can start suddenly or come on slowly over time.

Symptoms include:

These problems can make daily activities increasingly difficult and someone with the condition may eventually be unable to look after themselves.

Read more on the NHS website.

There's no cure for vascular dementia, but a healthy lifestyle and medicines for related problems like high blood pressure may help slow it down.

Medical treatments

There's currently no cure for vascular dementia and there's no way to reverse any loss of brain cells that occurred before the condition was diagnosed.

But treatment can sometimes help slow down vascular dementia.

Treatment aims to tackle the underlying cause, which may reduce the speed at which brain cells are lost.

This will often involve:

Other treatments, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dementia activities (such as memory cafes) and psychological therapies, can help reduce the impact of any existing problems.

Read more on the NHS website.

Vascular dementia is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It can be a result of a stroke or the narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain.

Read more on the NHS website.