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Vascular Dementia - Introduction

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Vascular dementias (VaDs) are the second most common causes of dementia, but much still needs to be done to sort out some basic ideas about how to describe the area. In the first instance, vascular dementias (the plural is used because unlike, say, Alzheimer’s disease, there is clearly more than one type) are related to cerebrovascular disease. Cerebrovascular disease, however, is also related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) so that vascular factors are cognitive impairment world-wide (Hachinski).

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