Friday, July 15

What Happens in the Alzheimer's / Vascular Dementia Mix?

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EXCELLENT VIDEO:

When people are diagnosed with either Alzheimer's or Vascular Dementia, it is often really a combination of the two. See how this mix causes dementia. Learn what is being done about it.


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  1. This is the most interesting and informative video on ALZ and dementia I have seen. I took notes and actually am able to understand the disease much better. Send this to other in your family and friends and they too can understand what your loved one is experiencing daily. Thank you for the captions. It was so much easier to take notes by pausing the screen and copying the page. Wonderful video!

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  2. PALady, you are so correct. This is an informative video.

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  3. Clear explanation well presented. Made me sad, as I saw the unstoppable process of degeneration in my mum, as she gradually faded from us. There needs to be much more funding set aside for research.

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  4. Best explanation of Alzheimers and Vascular dementia I have come across. Helps me relate what is happening to my mum.

    Will definitely be forwarding this onto family and friends also with a suffering loved one.

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  5. Very helpful especially about vascular dementia which my sweet husband has been diagnosed with......

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  6. Very informative. My husband was diagnosed with both Alzheimers and White Matter Disease. Is White Matter Disease the same as Vascular Dementia?

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    1. White matter disease is caused by age-related decline in the part of the brain (the white matter) that make up the connections.

      Vascular dementia appears as brain infarcts and “white matter hyperintensities” in MRI scans.

      In other words, Vascular dementia, Alzheimer's and White Matter Disease can all involve damage to the same white matter of the brain. They can overlap. Having one does not necessarily mean having any of the others, but it could be.

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  7. Thanks for this video. My father was diagnosed with Frontal-Temporal Dementia, in part due to his frequency of strokes and other forms of heart disease which affected his brain. It was supplemented with a CT scan as an MRI could not be used with his pacemaker/difibrillator. Further assessment with neuropsychological testing adding to the diagnosis, and he is now in an Alzheimer/Dementia Care Facility due to his erratic social behaviors which are the hallmark of FTD.

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