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Practitioner 2012; 256 (1747):13-16

Diagnosing and managing vascular dementia

24 Jan 2012Pais-up subscribers

Vascular dementia (VaD) is common. Pure vascular disease may account for 5–20% of all cases of dementia, while mixed dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD) with VaD, occurs at least as frequently. It is unusually heterogeneous and frequently overlapping and comorbid with other conditions such as stroke, other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and their risk factors, as well as AD. There is no specific treatment or cure for VaD, but its proximity to other conditions may make it amenable to interventions at various stages of the disease.

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