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Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is not a single disease but a group of syndromes relating to different vascular mechanisms, see our seperate dementia article for further information. The distinction between vascular dementia and Alzheimer's dementia is becoming increasingly blurred because vascular risk factors play a role in both diseases.

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia in the West after Alzheimer's disease. One year after a stroke, 25% of patients develop new-onset dementia. Within four years following a stroke, the relative risk of incident dementia is 5.5%. The prevalence of vascular dementia is higher in men than in women.

Early signs of probable vascular dementia onset can be described by the following:

  • Difficulty in walking or change in one's gait
  • Experiences of unsteadiness and a tendency for unprovoked falls
  • Bladder symptoms without any diagnosed urological conditions
  • Change in emotions, such as the onset of depression or aggression

Should there be further symptoms, such as hallucinations or lucid periods, consideration could be made of potential dementia with Lewy bodies

In all of the above cases, professional advice should be sort immediatly to detect any early stages of the disease.

At Scimitar Care Hotels PLC we are more than capable of providing care for those afflicted with Vascular Dementia and we have trained staff not only to help look after the residents, but also to offer advice and comfort to the families of the resident to help them cope with the onset of this disease.

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