Vascular Dementia: The Fast-Acting Memory Loss
Among the many kinds of Dementia is a faster-acting form called Vascular Dementia - sometimes known as Multi-Infarct Dementia.
By "faster acting" it is meant that the effects of the disease present themselves more rapidly than in other forms. In fact, as we learned in this week's Miles for Memories Moment on 96.3 WBCK, the time from diagnosis to death is usually five years.
Sometimes, a person can be diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease at the same time.
Click the player below to hear Miles for Memories volunteer Glin Winsor discuss how the word "fast" can help you recognize Vascular Dementia and act quickly to counter it.