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Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 727-8703
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2550 Main Steet
Hartford, CT 06120

Phone: (860) 548-0101
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Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia


HealthDay News
Updated: Oct 12th 2017

(HealthDay News) -- Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, behind Alzheimer's disease.

Vascular dementia typically occurs after a stroke, but it can occur for other reasons.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging identifies three common forms:

  • Multi-infarct dementia -- This occurs after a series of small strokes that damage brain cells.
  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) -- This inherited form results in a thickening of the walls of small- and medium-sized blood vessels, eventually stemming the flow of blood to the brain.
  • Subcortical vascular dementia, also calledBinswanger's disease -- This rare form involves extensive damage to the small blood vessels and nerve fibers that make up white matter, the part of the brain believed critical for relaying messages between regions.




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Affirmation Center
One Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 727-8703
Fax: (860) 548-2045
Mon & Tu: 8:30 - 7:00
Wed, Th, Fri, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30

Cole Center
2550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 548-0101
Fax: (860) 524-7781
Mon, Tu, & Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
Wed & Thu: 8:30 - 7:00

Our offices are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch.

 

CRISIS HOTLINE:

Children (under 18),
please call 211.

Adults, please call our mobile
crisis unit at 860-297-0999

For an immediate crisis call 911.


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