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About Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is considered by experts to be the second most common type of dementia when including mixed etiologies of dementia. The most common mixed dementia is vascular and Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms vary according to what parts of the brain are affected. There can be problems with a person’s organization, language, attention, problem solving, and memory.

Treating Vascular Dementia at UT Health Austin

Controlling risk factors to reduce further damage to blood vessels in the brain is an essential treatment approach. Eating healthy foods, getting exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking are all important. Our clinic uses an interprofessional approach, which means our patients have contact with multiple team members coming from multiple specialties. Our team includes specialists in neurology, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, nursing, clinical social work and speech and language pathology. We discuss each patient as a team to identify the diagnosis and to develop a tailored treatment plan specific to your needs. Whatever your needs are, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

About the Comprehensive Memory Center

The UT Health Austin Comprehensive Memory Center at the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences serves patients and families who are living with neurodegenerative conditions that impact memory, behavior, and other cognitive functions. Our mission is to put patients and their loved ones at the center and to guide them through the diagnostic process and care journey. We want to help you live your best life, have hope and know that you are not alone. Call 1-833-UT-CARES or request an appointment online.