Vascular dementia occurs when someone experiences many small strokes that usually happen over several years. Vascular dementia is characterized by forgetfulness and trouble with problem solving and self-care. Incontinence is common in vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is the most common type of dementia. Everyone who develops vascular dementia experiences a rate of decline that depends on how many strokes they have had and how severe they were. People with vascular dementia have many small strokes that can be visualized on brain CT scan and brain MRI scan. There is no medical treatment for vascular dementia and the way to prevent it from getting worse is by preventing strokes.
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