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Like many forms of dementia, vascular dementia is easy to dismiss as part of aging. The earlier the diagnosis, the more options to help delay progression. By controlling risk factors, Spectrum Health Memory Disorders Clinic helps you maintain thinking and social skills. Together, we focus on optimizing your quality of life.
Vascular dementia occurs when there is a reduction of blood flow to the brain. Blood flow decline damages tissue and weakens thinking skills. Typically caused by an underlying condition, vascular dementia is the second common type of dementia. Your doctor may treat vascular dementia with medications, lifestyle modifications or surgery.