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Further specialist investigations if vascular dementia is suspected

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Further tests for vascular dementia

  • if the dementia subtype is uncertain and vascular dementia is suspected, use MRI. If MRI is unavailable or contraindicated, use CT.
  • do not diagnose vascular dementia based solely on vascular lesion burden
  • be aware that young-onset vascular dementia has a genetic cause in some people


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