Fortnightly Review: Vascular dementiaBMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7025.227 (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:227
- Correspondence to: Professor Wilcock.
Symptomatic stroke increases the risk of dementia more than ninefold
Vascular dementia is one of the three commonest causes of dementia
Above the age of 85 years it may be commoner than Alzheimer's disease
Vascular dementia may be caused by multiple infarcts, white matter ischaemia, or a strategically placed infarct
All patients with possible vascular dementia need careful assessment to detect any underlying causes and risk factors that might be remediable
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