Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
Subcortical vascular cognitive impairment
Subcortical vascular cognitive impairment can present with slowing of mental processing, executive dysfunction, or impairment in working memory. It arises on the basis of small vessel cerebrovascular disease, which causes lacunar infarcts and ischemic damage to the deep subcortical white matter. Hypertension and diabetes are important risk factors, although much of the risk is inherited. It is the most common form of vascular cognitive impairment.
Jul. 04, 2021