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Reichelt K, Lewis T, Burgess JL, Allan CL. Timely diagnosis of vascular dementia key to management. Practitioner 2018;262(1811):11-14

Timely diagnosis of vascular dementia key to management

23 Jan 2018Pais-up subscribers

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease, and accounts for 15% of cases. The core diagnostic features include cognitive impairment in at least two domains (orientation, attention, language, visuospatial function, executive function, motor control and praxis), which affect social or occupational function, together with evidence of cerebrovascular disease (focal neurological signs or neuroimaging). Crucially there should be a temporal relationship between cerebrovascular disease and the onset of cognitive changes.

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