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Vascular Dementia

  • By: Lisa MacLean & C. Edward Coffey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
  • Edited by: Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Subject:Health Care & Aging, Health Psychology

Dementia is a clinical syndrome characterized by an acquired progressive impairment of memory accompanied by persistent decline in abstract thinking, judgment, and/or language. This decline affects quality of life and interferes with work, social activities, and interpersonal ...

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