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Vascular Dementia

Learn About Vascular Dementia

As the second most common type of dementia, vascular dementia results in a significant decline in an individual's thinking ability. This condition can cause problems with balance, speech, or memory. Similar to many other forms of dementia, the changes can begin mildly and then progressively worsen or sometimes the onset of symptoms happen suddenly. 

Vascular dementia can develop following a stroke that blocks arteries in the brain, but strokes do not always cause vascular dementia. The manner in which the stroke affects your reasoning and thinking depends on the location and severity of the episode. In addition to stroke, vascular dementia can be caused by conditions that reduce circulation and damage blood vessels — depriving the brain of vital nutrients and oxygen. 

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and risk factors of Vascular Dementia here.

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At the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center, our mission is to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, and their caregivers. We actively work to achieve this mission through research-based programming for all stages of Alzheimer’s, Caregiver Support Groups, in-home respite solutions, transportation options, and additional services.

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