Vascular dementia

This is the second most common type of dementia in younger people.  Around 20% of young people with dementia have vascular dementia.  It can occur when blood flow to the brain is restricted, often through a series of small strokes.  Memory, speech, language and learning are affected and the condition progresses over time.   People often see a step change in their abilities.  The condition can stabilise for some time before declining further. 

People can have both vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

You will find more detailed information about the condition on this website Alzheimer's Research UK.

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