What is the prognosis of vascular dementia?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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According to some studies, vascular dementia shortens life expectancy by approximately 50% in men, in persons with lower education, and in persons who perform worse on neuropsychological tests.

The causes of death are due to complications of dementia, cardiovascular disease, and miscellaneous factors, including malignancy.


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