Dementia

06 November 2007

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is associated with hypertension, high cholesterol, strokes and diabetes.

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Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that is associated with hypertension, high cholesterol, strokes and diabetes. The blood supply to the brain is compromised and this causes small and larger strokes.

A characteristic stepwise deterioration is present. Upon having a stroke, the person will deteriorate and improve thereafter. However, the improvement will not be hundred per cent and a residual deficit will remain. The next stroke will cause further deterioration and so on.

Read more:
What is a stroke?
The causes of hypertension

For more information visit: Dementia SA: http://www.dementiasa.org/ or Alzheimer’s South Africa: http://www.alzheimers.org.za

 

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