Definition of vascular dementia in English:

vascular dementia

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[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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    • The management of vascular dementia consists of controlling risk factors such as hypertension and smoking.
    • 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.

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