Vascular dementiaOverview

Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It's estimated to affect around 150,000 people in the UK.

overview

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

symptoms

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

treatments_overview

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.

causes

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.

Page last reviewed: 16/02/2017
Next review due: 16/02/2020