Open Access Mini Review

Vascular and Degenerative Dementia Convergences More Than Differences

Ildefonso Rodríguez Leyva*

Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Corresponding Author

Received Date: January 06, 2020;  Published Date: January 14, 2020


Minimal and significant cognitive impairment can have both a vascular and a degenerative origin; both problems must converge in many situations. The brain weighs only 2% of our body but occupies 20% of oxygen and body blood flow. The structural alterations that include; Changes in blood supply (macro and microcirculation), in neuronal activity, in molecular changes (proteinopathies), and neurotransmission occur in both situations in both vascular dementia and neurodegenerative. Many of the risk factors for both pathologies coincide, especially age [1].

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