Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Professor Raj Kalaria
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
Vascular dementia (VaD) is a major contributor to the dementia syndrome and is described as having problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, and memory caused by impaired blood flow to the brain and damage to the blood vessels resulting from events such as stroke. There are a variety of etiologies that contribute to the development of vascular cognitive impairment and VaD, and these are often associated with other dementia-related pathologies such as Alzheimer disease. The diagnosis of VaD is difficult due to the number and types of lesions and their locations in the brain. Factors that increase the risk of vascular diseases such as stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking also raise the risk of VaD. Therefore, controlling these risk factors can help lower the chances of developing VaD. This update describes the subtypes of VaD, with details of their complex presentation, associated pathological lesions, and issues with diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
Author(s): Khan A, Kalaria RN, Corbett A, Ballard C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Print publication date: 01/09/2016
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
ISSN (print): 0891-9887
ISSN (electronic): 1552-5708
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric