Vascular Dementia Treatment London
Vascular dementia is one of the more common forms of dementia, caused by problems with the supply of blood to the brain. These damages, occasionally caused by strokes, can lead to mild, moderate or severe vascular dementia symptoms which can gradually worsen.
At Dementech, London’s leading Vascular Dementia Clinic, our highly trained professionals can provide the necessary diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support to those struggling with vascular dementia, and their families.
What is Vascular Dementia?
Vascular dementia is a form of dementia that develops due to circulation problems in the brain. It is the second most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease.
A person can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in their brain, but strokes are not the sole cause of vascular dementia. Whether a stroke affects your thinking and reasoning depends on your stroke’s severity and location. Vascular dementia more often results from many small strokes or other conditions that damage blood vessels and reduce circulation, reducing the supply of vital oxygen and nutrients to brain cells.
What are The Symptoms of Vascular Dementia?
The symptoms of vascular dementia depend on which part of the brain is affected, and may start suddenly or gradually depending on the individual. In most cases, Vascular Dementia treatment can improve the severity of some of the symptoms.
While there is a large range of symptoms, some of the more common ones include:
- Trouble with attention and concentration
- Difficulties in organising thoughts, analysing a situation and deciding what to do
- Memory problems
- Restlessness and agitation
- Unsteady on your feet
- Needing to urinate urgently
- Unable to control urination
As the disease progresses, the individual may develop other symptoms of dementia including difficulty articulating their thoughts, personality shifts and mood swings, problems with balance, loss of bladder control and generally finding it difficult to manage daily life.
Early symptoms of vascular dementia can sometimes be misdiagnosed as depression, and there are some other underlying health issues that can have an impact on an individual’s experience of the main symptoms. Our tests and assessments at Dementech are conducted with state-of-the-art technology which leaves very little room for error. You can rest assured your diagnosis will be accurate and that your Vascular Dementia treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.
How is Vascular Dementia Diagnosed?
An accurate diagnosis is the first step before any treatment for vascular dementia can begin. Dementech offers a wide range of cutting-edge services, specifically designed for people with vascular dementia, such as the Dementech Biomarker Tools and genetic counselling appointments.
By using the latest advances in imaging and genetics, we are able to answer all your questions regarding the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring progression and response to vascular dementia treatment. Discover more about our approach to diagnosis below.
The Vascular Dementia Diagnosis Process at Dementech
Before any treatment plans are established it is important for our patients to have an Initial consultation with a specialist physician. During this consultation, patients can describe their experiences with certain symptoms and deliver an accurate picture of their medical history to the specialist.
Following this, patients will have an appointment with a neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychiatric Laboratory. This will result in a computerised, detailed assessment of cognitive deficits and other neuropsychiatric issues associated with dementia.
As with many other diseases affecting brain function, blood tests and imaging scans will be required to generate the most accurate picture of the severity of the symptoms. These tests are outsourced to the highest quality and most convenient centres across London.
When all the results are available, a second consultation will take place with a private dementia consultant. Alongside providing a clinical diagnosis, a follow-up strategy will be discussed and explained. We will answer any questions and do our best to ensure you feel well informed and reassured during this time.
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Treatments for Vascular Dementia
The Nature of Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia is a condition that, at present, cannot be cured, but there are strategies to manage its symptoms and slow down its progression. Vascular dementia treatments encompass various approaches and elements working in tandem.
Multidisciplinary Care at Dementech Neurosciences
At Dementech Neurosciences, we take a holistic approach to treating vascular dementia, addressing a wide spectrum of symptoms. Our team includes dedicated specialists, such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, psychologists, and psychiatrists, who work collaboratively to address cognitive symptoms effectively. We also recognize the stress that caregivers may experience during the diagnosis and treatment processes and provide tailored support for them. Importantly, we prioritize personalized treatment plans that cater to the unique needs of each patient and ensure that both patients and caregivers are fully informed about the available treatment options.
Patient Success Stories
Dementech Neurosciences prides itself on delivering exceptional patient care. Here are just some of our patient testimonials.
“My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible, is something we will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for your friendly and polite presence Zobiaa and taking the time and effort to build a relationship with us. You really made our visits to the clinic a positive, 5 star experience.”
“Dementech Neurosciences is a relatively new clinic specialising in the scientific assessment and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. It represents a significant development in the treatment of Parkinson’s and has done a great job of establishing itself and its reputation in a short period of time. The premises are extremely well situated in central London, the consultant neurologists are all at the top of their field in their specialisation of the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, and the clinical and administrative staff are of a similar standard. The atmosphere of the clinic is positive and the results, in the short period of time I have been able to assess, have been similarly positive.”
“Have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from Dementech and all their staff. From their initial guidance by Shakeela, through to staff conducting the MRI tests and Dr. Lucio D’Anna for his expertise clarity of explanation, compassion and consideration. Special mention to Zobia, who saved the day with her quick thinking that helped my mother-in-law to obtain extended care. Overall a perfect experience. Cannot recommend them enough.”
Risk Assessment & Prevention of Vascular Dementia
Lifestyle measures and, where relevant, medication can be instrumental in managing and treating vascular dementia. This multifaceted approach involves controlling conditions that impact the overall health of the heart and blood vessels, including reducing blood pressure, managing cholesterol levels, preventing blood clotting, and regulating blood sugar for individuals with diabetes.
Lifestyle measures are crucial components of vascular dementia management. Patients can make significant improvements by adopting a balanced diet, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. These strategies promote overall cardiovascular health, which, in turn, positively impacts vascular dementia symptoms.
In some cases, medication plays a pivotal role in vascular dementia treatment. Medications may include those to lower blood pressure, control cholesterol levels, prevent blood clotting, and manage diabetes. The prescription of these medications is tailored to each patient’s specific needs and medical history.
Clinical Trials for Dementia Prevention
At Dementech, we are committed to advancing dementia prevention strategies. To this end, we offer our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials involving novel pharmacological interventions. These trials aim to delay disease progression and explore alternative methods of prevention and treatment, contributing to the ongoing research and understanding of vascular dementia.
A pleasure to have the expertise, vision & support of Dementech, most especially the care and trust of Dr. D’Anna, Anca and the team!
Meet Our Specialists
London is home to a distinguished group of leading specialists in Vascular Dementia, who enjoy global recognition for their expertise in this field. These specialists are at the forefront of pioneering research, diagnosis, and treatment of Vascular Dementia, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of patients. Their extensive clinical experience, coupled with access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and resources here at Dementech, enables them to deliver comprehensive care and innovative therapies tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Whether it’s advancing our understanding of Vascular Dementia through groundbreaking research or providing personalized treatment plans that improve the quality of life for patients, London’s Vascular Dementia specialists are renowned for their dedication to tackling this intricate cognitive condition.
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