Vascular Dementia

  • Prevalence: Approximately 20% of all dementia diagnosed
  • Decreased blood flow damages brain tissue. Blood flow to brain tissue may be reduced by a partial blockage, by a leak, or completely blocked by a blood clot. Prolonged periods without blood flow can damage and even kill brain cells
This image illustrates the various different ways that areas of the brain are shut off from fresh oxygenated blood

Vascular dementia can often materialise soon after a person suffers a stroke. In some instances a person may not notice that they have suffered a stroke in the first place.

Please click on the next lesson to explore Lewy Body Dementia