Vascular Dementia is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain


Vascular Dementia is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. If the supply of blood is interrupted, the brain cells begin to die, and this will cause damage. An example of an interruption is from a stroke. A stroke causes a rapid interruption and damages the brain cells. Some of the causes of vascular dementia include:
? The small blood vessels that are found deep in the brain narrow, this is known as subcortical vascular dementia
? A stroke – the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off abruptly, and can often be the result of a blood clot. This can be called post- stroke dementia or single infarct dementia.
? TIA (“Mini Stroke) can cause small, but widespread damage to the brain, and is known as multi infarct dementia.
? Some individuals who suffer with vascular dementia also have further brain damage that is caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and this is known as mixed dementia.