Treatment can help prevent further damage to the brain in people with vascular dementia and may slow down its progression.
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.
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