Vascular dementia


Vascular dementia (VaD) is dementia caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain, typically a series of minor strokes, leading to worsening cognitive abilities, the decline occurring step by step. The term refers to a syndrome consisting of a complex interaction of cerebrovascular disease and risk factors that lead to changes in brain structures due to strokes and lesions, resulting in changes in cognition. The temporal relationship between a stroke and cognitive deficits is needed to make the diagnosis.


Vascular dementia is one of the most common causes of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, causing around 15% of cases.

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Date of last update
10.06.2018 – 06:05 CEST