Neurological Manifestations of Vascular Dementia Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 07, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the signs and symptoms of vascular dementia?

How is vascular dementia differentiated from Alzheimer disease?

How is vascular dementia diagnosed?

How is vascular dementia treated?

What is vascular dementia?

What is the pathophysiology of vascular dementia?

What is the US prevalence of vascular dementia?

What is the global prevalence of vascular dementia?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with vascular dementia?

What are the racial predilections of vascular dementia?

What are the sexual predilections of vascular dementia?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of vascular dementia?

Presentation

What are the diagnostic criteria for vascular dementia?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of vascular dementia?

Which physical findings are characteristic of vascular dementia?

What causes vascular dementia?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Neurological Manifestations of Vascular Dementia?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of vascular dementia?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of vascular dementia?

Treatment

How is stroke treated in patients with vascular dementia?

How is depression treated in patients with vascular dementia?

How is agitation treated in patients with vascular dementia?

What is the role of lipid-lowering drugs in the treatment of vascular dementia?

What is the approach to treatment of vascular dementia?

How are behavior issues treated in vascular dementia?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of vascular dementia?

Follow-up

What is the prognosis of vascular dementia?

What is included in patient education about vascular dementia?