Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia. It is caused when blood vessels in the brain are damaged, meaning that less blood reaches the brain than normal. The damage may happen gradually over time, or suddenly, when a person has for example a stroke. In both cases, brain cells are damaged because they don’t get oxygen and nutrients they need.

Thinking skills

Becoming slower in thinking

Movement problems

Difficulty walking or changes in the way a person walks.

Personality Changes

These may include depression and apathy, loss of interest in things, emotional outbursts, aggressive behaviour.

Bladder problems

Frequent urge to urinate. This can be common in older age but can be a feature of vascular dementia.