Vascular dementia


Multi-infarct dementia is a common cause of memory loss in older adults. It's common in people who have had strokes and who are at risk of stroke, such as those with obesity and diabetes.


The condition causes difficulty with reasoning and judgment first. Later, the memory is affected.


Controlling conditions that affect heart health can slow disease progression. Alzheimer's drugs might help.

Last Updated May 26, 2018

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