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New research on vascular dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society has produced a spotlight on ongoing research into vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia.

The spotlight highlights a number of ongoing projects working to understand how to prevent the disease taking hold. One such project, led by the University of Oxford, is testing to see whether surgical procedures undertaken to prevent the risk of a stroke has had a noticeable impact on the cases of vascular dementia in the test group.

Other research is delving deeper into causes of vascular dementia. One particularly interesting piece of work by Professor Roxana Carare of Southampton University is investigating as to whether conditions that drain fluid from the brain make vascular dementia more likely.

You can read up on all of these projects by clicking here.