Vascular dementia: distinguishing characteristics, treatment, and prevention.

  title={Vascular dementia: distinguishing characteristics, treatment, and prevention.},
  author={Gustavo C. Rom{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={51 5 Suppl Dementia},
Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second-most-common cause of dementia in the elderly, after Alzheimer's disease (AD). VaD is defined as loss of cognitive function resulting from ischemic, hypoperfusive, or hemorrhagic brain lesions due to cerebrovascular disease or cardiovascular pathology. Diagnosis requires the following criteria: cognitive loss, often predominantly subcortical; vascular brain lesions demonstrated by imaging; a temporal link between stroke and dementia; and exclusion of other… CONTINUE READING


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