Last Updated: 2014-02-18
Chronic progressive multifaceted impairment of cognitive function; a form of dementia.
Loss of brain parenchyma is predominately from cerebrovascular causes such as infarction and small-vessel changes.
The second most common cause of dementia in older people.
A large overlap exists with Alzheimer dementia and many patients have a mixed form of dementia.
Treatment is of limited benefit; early aggressive treatment of vascular risk factors is suggested.
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