Vascular Dementia – A guide explaining all you need to know

by | Mar 22, 2017 | Carers, Dementia, News

Dementia, including vascular dementia, is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about conditions affecting the UK population in later life.

It’s estimated that by 2025, there will one million people nationwide living with the condition. This prevalence has led to many families searching for information and ways to help loved ones facing a diagnosis. Although Dementia predominantly affects people over the age of 65, around 40,000 living with the condition in the UK are younger. Another common misconception regarding Dementia is that it is a singular illness or disease. The term in fact represents a combination of symptoms and conditions. These include memory loss, confusion, difficulty speaking and loss of cognitive function. Vascular Dementia is one particular form of Dementia. It can be present alone, or with a combination of other conditions. Of the 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK around 150,000 have Vascular Dementia.

At UK Care Guide we are committed to providing clear, comprehensive information for individuals considering care and their families.

On this site you’ll find a range of articles covering common issues and conditions affecting people accessing care for a variety of reasons. In this article we explain what Vascular Dementia is, how it affects someone, and how you can support yourself or your loved one. UK Care Guide