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New perspectives on understanding, preventing and treating vascular dementia

Dementia is a group of brain diseases that share similar symptoms, such as memory, language, orientation, and behavioral issues. Vascular dementia generally develops in the elderly, affecting between 1% and 4% of people over the age of 65, according to Alzheimer’s Switzerland. It is caused by vascular lesions that disrupt the blood supply to the brain, leading to the death of neurons.