Clinical diagnosis of vascular dementia

Ken Nagata, Hirohiko Saito, Tomoyuki Ueno, Mika Sato, Taizen Nakase, Tetsuya Maeda, Yuichi Satoh, Hiromi Komatsu, Miyuki Suzuki, Yasushi Kondoh

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Abstract

Vascular dementia (VaD) is a heterogeneous clinical entity based on various vascular pathophysiological processes underlying the subtypes of cerebrovascular disease (CVD). Several diagnostic criteria are currently being used for the clinical diagnosis of VaD, but they are mostly more than 10 years old and need to be renovated including the use of functional brain imaging methods such as single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT). There is a limitation in the diagnosis based on the strict dichotomy between AD and VaD, and the concept of "AD with CVD" or "mixed dementia" should be included in the clinical diagnosis of VaD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the neurological sciences
Volume257
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease (AD)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (CVD)
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Functional brain imaging
  • Vascular dementia (VaD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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