4 Symptoms of Vascular dementia you should know


Our last Article “These 4 causes of Vascular Dementia will interest you”, was an eye opener on the topic Vascular Dementia. Today, we would like you tell you more about Vascular Dementia as we take you through the symptoms.

Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain as published by Mayo Clinic on July 29th 2021.

Vascular dementia symptoms vary, depending on the part of your brain where blood flow is impaired.

Stroke: High risk of stroke goes hand in hand with risk for vascular dementia. One-quarter to one-third of strokes are thought to result in some degree of dementia.

Smoking: People who smoke, consume excessive amounts of alcohol, have diabetes, or heart disease also have a higher rate of the condition according to an article on WebMD published on 15th June 2021.

Memory Loss: Memory problems, walking and/or balancing problems, shuffling steps, muscle weakness, trouble understanding or using words.

Cognitive Dysfunction: Trouble concentrating, following instructions, reasoning, organising, planning, understanding and completing tasks, depression, irritability, personality and behaviour changes, confusion (which may increase at night; “sundowning”) and uncontrolled fits of laughing or crying according to an article on Cleveland clinic published on 15th July 2021.

So, there you have it. Do make sure to see a doctor if you begin to experience any of these symptoms.