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Multi-Infarct Dementia

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Introduction

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Multi-infarct dementia (MID), a common cause of dementia in the elderly, occurs when blood clots block small blood vessels in the brain and destroy brain tissue. ... more about Multi-Infarct Dementia.

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Dementia due to brain blood clots and strokes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Multi-Infarct Dementia is available below.

Symptoms of Multi-Infarct Dementia

Treatments for Multi-Infarct Dementia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Multi-Infarct Dementia?

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Related Patient Stories

Types of Multi-Infarct Dementia

  • CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) - genetic inherited form of MID.
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Multi-Infarct Dementia: Complications

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Causes of Multi-Infarct Dementia

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Disease Topics Related To Multi-Infarct Dementia

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Multi-Infarct Dementia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Multi-Infarct Dementia

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see ...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12...read more »

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Multi-Infarct Dementia

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Multi-Infarct Dementia: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Multi-Infarct Dementia

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Multi-Infarct Dementia

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Multi-Infarct Dementia: Animations

Prognosis for Multi-Infarct Dementia

Prognosis for Multi-Infarct Dementia: Poor.

Research about Multi-Infarct Dementia

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Clinical Trials for Multi-Infarct Dementia

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Statistics for Multi-Infarct Dementia

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Multi-Infarct Dementia

Multi-infarct dementia (MID), a common cause of dementia in the elderly, occurs when blood clots block small blood vessels in the brain and destroy brain tissue. Probable risk factors are high blood pressure and advanced age. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Multi-Infarct Dementia:

Dementia, due to significant cerebrovascular disease, with a stepwise deteriorating course and a 'patchy' distribution of neurologic deficits. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Multi-Infarct Dementia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multi-Infarct Dementia, or a subtype of Multi-Infarct Dementia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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