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Vascular Dementia
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A person can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in his 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.

A person can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in his 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.

Dementia is a general term describing problems with planning, decision making, memory, reasoning and other thinking skills that interferes with daily interaction and functioning. Vascular dementia is one of the more common forms, 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.

A person can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in his 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.

A person can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in his 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.

At Dementech, our highly trained professionals can provide the necessary diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support to those struggling with vascular dementia, and their families.

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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.

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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.N Mohamed
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.P Allen

Same Day Consultations

Dementech Neurosciences will provide patients with same day consultations whenever possible.

Quality Tests, Assessments & Scans

Diagnosis and treatments will sometimes involve tests and scans, which can usually be completed within 2 days.

Patient Advisor Consultations

An experienced  Patient Advisor will provide your bespoke treatment recommendations for your condition.

Prices start from £250

Book a 30-minute consultation for £250, or a 60-minute consultation from £450.

Video Consultations Available

For those who cannot attend in-clinic appointments, video consultations  are also available via Skype, WhatsApp and Facetime.

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, 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:

  • Confusion
  • 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
  • Depression

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 treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.

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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 treatment for vascular dementia. Discover more about our approach to diagnosis below.

The Vascular Dementia Diagnosis Process at Dementech

Consultation

Assessment

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 vascular dementia.

Testing

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.

Follow Up

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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What is The Treatment for Vascular Dementia?

Although it isn’t currently possible to cure vascular dementia, there are things we can do to manage and treat vascular dementia symptoms, and where possible help slow the progression of the condition. Vascular dementia treatment often involves a number of different steps and elements working together.

Following initial tests, our specialists may find that there are underlying health issues that can be treated to help you manage your vascular dementia symptoms. These may include high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. We may also find that specific lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms, from eating a more balanced diet to increasing the amount of exercise you do. However we approach your treatment, you can rest assured it will be specifically tailored to your needs, medical history and experience of vascular disease symptoms.

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treat all the variety of symptoms of vascular dementia. We have an in-house speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, psychologist and psychiatrist to manage cognitive symptoms effectively. Since caregivers may experience significant levels of stress during the diagnosis and treatment processes, we can also offer bespoke support to these individuals.

It’s also very important to us that treatment for vascular dementia is tailored to suit each patient’s individual needs. Our specialists will always ensure each patient and any caregivers are fully informed of the dementia treatment options available.

Risk Assessment & Prevention

Lifestyle measures, alongside medication where relevant, can also play a role in managing and treating vascular dementia. Controlling conditions that affect the underlying health of your heart and blood vessels, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels, preventing blood from clotting and controlling blood sugar in case of diabetes, are all of paramount importance in patients with vascular dementia.

To assist with future dementia prevention, at Dementech we offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, testing novel pharmacological interventions. These trials aim to delay the progression of the disease and help us find alternative prevention methods and treatments. .

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Our team of Vascular Dementia experts in London provide expert care to diagnose, manage and treat Vascular Dementia symptoms.

FAQs About Vascular Dementia

What does an initial Vascular Dementia consultation entail?

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan and will be prescribed medication. You will also receive a full consultation report.

Can you arrange tests?

All tests can be arranged prior to your consultation with us and ever after the consultation.

How quickly can I be seen?

We endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible.

Will I get a copy of my test results?

Yes, you will get a copy of your results as well as a CD of the MRI scan on request

Do you have MRI scan alternatives for those who are claustrophobic?

Yes we do. We offer an Upright MRI and an Open MRI.

How quickly can I get MRI scans, blood tests and other testing done?

You can get the tests within 2 days of requesting them, and test results will be received within 2 days.

Will I be taken off the NHS waiting list if I'm seen privately?

No. Seeing a doctor at Dementech will not affect your care through the NHS.

Do you offer video calls?

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street. We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

Do you provide finance?

At this current time we do not offer finance. Payments will need to be made prior to tests and consultations.

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