Vascular Dementia is as common as Alzheimer's. They are often mistaken for each other, as the medical symptoms are very similar.
Answer My Health Question points you to the best, top-notch information for the medical symptoms detailed on the site, and Vascular Dementia page will be no different.
There aren’t many websites on Dementia however, the few are great. These sites are listed below. The best site I found is the first site listed, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Dementia is quite different than Alzheimer’s, but it is a common cause of memory loss in the elderly. See below and please see this site for complete information on Vascular Dementia.
The NINDS has a site for patient information and a page specifically for Memory Disorders and Dementia. I believe this is the most definitive, complete, best information available on the web on this topic.
While on the subject of vascular dementia (as I said there aren’t many sites on it), I found a very good site on not only Alzheimer’s, but on all subjects relating to aging, naturally on the National Institute of Health (NIH) Senior Health site. This site has a complete list of all topics relating to aging and is great, hopefully helpful to those of you who can use it. The site is intended for people over 60 to find answers to any medical question they may have.
And from the National Institute of Mental Health see Older Adults and Mental Health covers the disorders that occur with older adults.
The NIH has great information on Alzheimer’s. See their brochure: Preventing Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline. There are other good brochures on this site also.
NIH Dementia At the End of Life article, and see their Resources.
See also – NIH Vascu... Dementia: A Resource List.
Essential site – the reliable information from the Mayo Clinic on Vascu... Dementia, Definition also Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment and more.
For caregivers of a patient with dementia, see this site C-Mac Informational Services, Inc. Care Giver News the article called Being a Caregiver for a Dementia patient isn’t easy.
Here is a site from the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD), a "Non-profit organization that promotes and funds research into finding the cause and cure for frontotemporal dementias (FTD); provides information, education, and support to those affected by FTD and their caregivers; and sponsors professional health education programs related to FTD."
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America "Works to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life."
Here is an article that explains dementia, from Vascular Dementia Alzheimer’s Outreach. Thorough, factual, good. Interesting and absolutely worth the read for the information you will gain.
Medline Plus’ site on Dementia. Standard “definitive” site, excellent source for information on this and all diseases.
And, last but not least, The Alzheimer’s Association, who, is a National voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
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