Vascular dementia means: Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia that affects older people. It’s usually caused by cerebrovascular diseases, which can cause stepwise deterioration.
Small strokes, and an uneven distribution of neurologic deficiencies affecting certain functions can cause symptoms. These are the symptoms
Recent memory problems, problems wandering in unfamiliar places or getting lost, bladder control problems, loss of bladder and bowel control, problems managing money, emotional problems like laughing inappropriately or crying, difficulties following directions, problems with money handling, problems controlling finances. The effects are usually so subtle that it is difficult to notice the changes in a sequence of small steps. As the blood vessels become blocked in the brain, mental decline can be seen over time. Most cases of Vascular Dementia occur between 60-75 years old and are more common in men than women. Also called multi-infarct. CADASIL is also available.
(in Medical Dictionary)