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vascular dementia
A common form of dementia in older persons that is due to cerebrovascular disease, usually with step-by-step deterioration from a series of small strokes and a patchy distribution of neurologic deficits affecting some functions and not others.

Risk factors include high blood pressure, an unsteady way of walking, and advanced age.

Symptoms include confusion, problems with recent memory, wandering or getting lost in familiar places, loss of bladder or bowel control (incontinence), emotional problems; such as, laughing or crying inappropriately, difficulty following instructions, and problems handling money.

This entry is located in the following units: menti-, ment- (page 3) vascul-, vasculo- (page 3)