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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment,
memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to
your brain.
You can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in your brain, but strokes
don't always cause vascular dementia. Whether a stroke affects your thinking and reasoning
depends on your stroke's severity and location. Vascular dementia can also result from other
conditions that damage blood vessels and reduce circulation, depriving your brain of vital
oxygen and nutrients. (MayoClinic.com)

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