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Brain Disorders

Picture of Vascular (Multi-Infarct) Dementia 1

Picture of Vascular (Multi-Infarct) Dementia

Vascular dementia is dementia caused by reduced or blocked blood flow to the brain. Cardiovascular disease and strokes may cause vascular dementia. So can other conditions that damage blood vessels in the brain. Symptoms of vascular dementia may include vision loss, confusion, disorientation, and speech difficulties. Vascular dementia may occur alongside Alzheimer's disease.

Image Source: Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, National Institute on Aging

Text References: "Vascular Dementia." Alzheimer's Association. "Vascular Dementia." National Stroke Association.