Welch K, Thekkumpurath P. Diagnosis and management of vascular dementia. Practitioner June 2022;266(1859):11-14

Diagnosis and management of vascular dementia

24 Jun 2022Registered users

Vascular dementia describes chronic progressive impairment of cognitive function arising from cerebrovascular injury. The presentation of vascular dementia is often insidious, with disorganisation, loss of drive, irritability, mental rigidity, difficulties with planning and problem solving, emotional lability and other mood changes, and sometimes inappropriate or disinhibited social behaviour. Physical examination may identify gait impairment, bradykinesia, rigidity, and focal neurological signs. 

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