further specialist investigations if vascular dementia is suspected
Last edited 09/2018 and last reviewed 08/2023
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