Vascular dementia: dead or alive?

  title={Vascular dementia: dead or alive?},
  author={R V Ramanna Rao and Robert T Howard},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={13 5},
The term 'Vascular Dementia' remains popular as a diagnostic entity, since it encompasses a variety of vascular pathologies. This is in stark contrast to many clinical classificatory systems that weight their definitions strongly towards stroke alone. A diagnosis of vascular dementia is complicated by compounding factors that reduce both the validity and specificity of diagnostic systems. This review highlights some of the problems faced in epidemiological, clinical, neuropathological and… CONTINUE READING