What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is the second or third most prevalent dementia. Behind Alzheimer's, Vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia represent second and third, although the exact numbers are unknown. 


Vascular dementia results when a blocked artery prevents blood flow to the brain, resulting in memory loss, organizational deterioration, reasoning and judgement decline. 

There are six primary vascular dementia types. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are the primary causes, all which we control. One form, however, attacks athletes in their prime.

To learn more, please refer to Vascular Dementia and the other books in our Dementia Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Stages, and Prevention Series. 

Dementia Series

Books 1-4

Dementia Overview, book 1 is an introduction to all 14 dementias. 

Behavioral Variant Dementia (bvFTD), book 2  concentrates on the most prevalent frontotemporal dementia.

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), book 3  is a frontotemporal dementia that attacks language skills.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies, book 4 investigates the most prevalent Lewy body dementia sub type. 

Books 5-8

Parkinson's Disease Dementia (PDD), book 5  is a Lewy body dementia that begins as Parkinson's disease. 

Huntington's Disease, book 6 focuses on a less frequent but no less dangerous dementia.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, book 7 is a dementia that strikes all ages.

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, book 8 is an avoidable dementia.