Helpline: Dementia - Vascular Support
Vascular Dementia - Symptoms, Causes, and Caregiving
Vascular dementia happens due to brain damage resulting from factors like stroke and high blood pressure. These factors can impair blood flow to the brain, triggering symptoms of vascular dementia, such as poor judgment, attention, and planning. The patients also experience memory loss, confusion, and decision-making problems. The risk factors for this type of dementia include diabetes, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, stroke, smoking, and increasing age.
Family caregivers must do their research to understand the different types of dementia to provide better care to a family member with the disease. Vascular dementia caregiving involves many challenges, especially for new caregivers. As a family caregiver, it is a good idea for you to join caregiver support groups and ask for help with coping strategies and other problems.
ExtendaTouch is an online group of family caregivers with similar experiences. You can ask our friendly and more experienced fellow caregivers for help, information, and advice. They can provide you emotional support and helpful ideas.
ExtendaTouch - Vascular Dementia Support Group
People in the early stages of this disease may not necessarily present severe cognitive symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, the symptoms become more apparent - an indication that the patient requires increased care and support. However, it is not easy to always provide quality care to people with dementia.
Many caregivers experience emotional and mental health issues while caregiving for their loved ones with the condition. They feel exhausted and drained because balancing caregiving with work and family life is not easy, not even for experienced caregivers. If you need emotional support or information, ExtendaTouch members are here to help.
Our members share experiences and extend free help to fellow caregivers. Connect with our experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful fellow caregivers and get emotional support and advice.