Other Names for this Disease
- Dementia multi-infarct
- Multi-infarct dementia
dementia caused by widespread, microscopic areas of damage to the deep layers of white matter in the brain. Most affected people experience progressive memory loss and deterioration of intellectual abilities (dementia); urinary urgency or incontinence; and an abnormally slow, unsteady gait (style of walking). While there is no cure, the progression of Binswanger's disease can be slowed with healthy lifestyle choices. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.Binswanger's disease is a type of
Last updated: 10/8/2015
- NINDS Binswanger's Disease Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). April 2015; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/binswangers/binswangers.htm.
- Elble RJ. Binswanger's Disease. National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2012; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/binswangers-disease/.
- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
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