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Other Names for this Disease
- Dementia multi-infarct
- Multi-infarct dementia
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 Most patients experience progressive memory loss and deterioration of intellectual abilities (dementia), urinary urgency or incontinence, and an abnormally slow, shuffling, unsteady pattern of walking, usually over a 5-10 year period. While there is no cure, the progression of Binswanger's disease can be slowed with healthy lifestyle choices. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.Binswanger's disease, also called subcortical vascular dementia, is a type of dementia caused by widespread, microscopic areas of damage to the deep layers of white matter in the brain.
Last updated: 11/9/2009
- NINDS Binswanger's Disease Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 2009; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/binswangers/binswangers.htm. Accessed 11/8/2009.
- Elble RJ. Binswanger's Disease. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Binswanger%27s%20Disease. Accessed 11/8/2009.
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