Vascular Dementia

Your Path

  • Vascular Dementia

Risk Factors

  • Age > 60 and traditional CV risk factors


  • Loss of memory and functionality
  • Deficits can relate to areas of infarct (e..g motor, sensory, gait, cognitive, etc.)
  • May progress abruptly in concert w/known strokes
  • Or more slowly from chronic ischemia
  • Sometimes emotional lability
  • Can co-mingle w/Alzheimers dz

Physical Exam Findings

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Deficits in motor function, gait based on site(s) of ischemia/infarct