This is the second most common type of dementia and is caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain due to a series of strokes known as Trans Ischemic Attacks. These cause cell damage in the brain.
Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia can be brought on suddenly following a stroke, after which the condition tends to plateau. The symptoms can vary depending on what area of the brain has been damaged but can include:
• Problems with language and speech
• Memory loss (this can occur later on)
• Difficulty reading and writing