noun[mass noun] Medicine
A common form of dementia caused by an impaired supply of blood to the brain, such as may be caused by a series of small strokes: my mother had a history of wandering off and had been diagnosed with vascular dementia
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- Much of the evidence derives from small retrospective studies of uncertain reliability, many of which excluded vascular dementia.
- However, some forms of vascular dementia progress slowly, making them difficult to distinguish from Alzheimer's disease.
- Mixed dementia is a combination of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, caused in part by problems with blood flow in the brain.
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