Symptoms of Vascular Dementia

The symptoms of vascular dementia vary depending on the part of your brain that was impaired due to loss of blood flow. In cases of stroke, symptoms may occur very suddenly. They may also develop in stages through a series of mini-strokes.

The most common symptoms of vascular dementia include:

  • Confusion
  • Decline in ability to make decisions
  • Reduced ability to analyze, plan or communicate effectively
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Impaired ability to organize thoughts or actions
  • Memory lapses
  • Restlessness, paired with agitation
  • Unsteady gait
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Wandering at night

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