Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the brain for which there is no cure. The disease slowly attacks the nerve cells of the brain, causing the patient to slowly lose their memory, ability to govern emotions, recognize errors and patterns and coordinate movements. Eventually, a person will Alzheimer's will lose all memory and mental function.
Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer's and is responsible for up to 25% of all dementias. VaD, previously known as multi infarct dementia, like Alzheimer's, is caused by brain damage. The crucial difference is that in VaD the damage is due to strokes. Between 500,000 and 700,000 Americans have a stroke…