Picture of Vascular (Multi-Infarct) Dementia 2
Vascular dementia refers to the gradual, permanent loss of brain function caused by interrupted blood flow to the brain over time. After Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia. Early symptoms of vascular dementia may include misplacing items, getting lost in familiar places, trouble performing routine mental tasks like playing favorite games, and changes in personality. Worsening symptoms of vascular dementia may include social withdrawal, trouble reading or writing, hallucinations, violent behavior, difficulty choosing proper clothing, driving or preparing meals, and the inability to recognize danger.
Text Reference: Alzheimer's & Association: “Vascular Dementia”