Disease Information for Binswanger's dementia

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Failure to Thrive
Cognitive defect
Difficulty concentrating/Distraction/Forgetful
Executive function loss/apathy/inertia
Gait disturbance/abnormality
Irritability/short tempered
Memory Loss in Elderly
Motor slowing
Personality change
Poor coordination legs/feet
Progressive neurological disorder/signs
Short term memory loss
Slow speech
Stroke syndrome/signs
Emotional/affective lability
Mood swings/changes
Psychomotor retardation
Difficulty Talking
Incontinent/noncognizant type
Urinary incontinence in Children
Urine Incontinence
Falling/in the elderly/complaint
Walking difficulties
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Dementia Ataxia Urine incontinent
Presentation/Progressive Dementia
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Seventies Adult
Diagnostic Test Results
PATH/Brain abnormal
PATH/Brain white matter multifocal lesions
PATH/Brain/White matter/deficient myelin
PATH/Subcortical CNS process/lesion
CT Scan
CT Scan/Head Enlarged brain ventricles
MRI/Head Deep white matter/multiple lesions
MRI/Head Dilated ventricles
MRI/Head Scan Abnormal
MRI/Head scan pontine lesion
MRI/Head Ventricular enlargement
MRI/Head White matter lesions
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Alcohol dementia
Alzheimers disease
Dementia, multiple-infarct type
General paresis/CNS syphilis
Heavy metals poisoning
Mercury poisoning/toxicity
Multiple sclerosis
Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Progressive leukoencephalopathy/multifocal
Associated Disease & Complications
Binswanger's dementia
CNS disease/involvement
Convulsions (grand mal)
Depression, reactive
Leukoencephalopathy process
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Parkinsonism, secondary
Parkinsonism-dementia complex
Pseudobulbar palsy syndrome
Disease Synergy - Causes
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Primary organ/system disorder (ex)
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology/CNS degeneration
PROCESS/Arteriosclerosis/vascular/venous (category)
PROCESS/Degenerative/necrosis disorder (category)
PROCESS/Idiopathic/unclassified/unknown (category)
PROCESS/Use/Age/atrophic disorder (category)
PROCESS/CNS/White matter disorder (ex)
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Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Donepezil (Aricept)
RX/Memantine (Namenda)
RX/Risperidone (Risperdal)
RX/SSRI Indication
Other Treatments
TX/Supportive/Symptomatic treatment

NINDS Binswanger"s Disease;Subcortical Arteriosclerotic Encephalopathy, Dementia - Subcortical;Binswanger"s disease, sometimes referred to as subcortical dementia, is a rare form of dementia characterized by cerebrovascular lesions in the deep white-matter of the brain, loss of memory and cognition, and mood changes; Patients usually show signs of abnormal blood pressure, stroke, blood abnormalities, disease of the large blood vessels in the neck, and disease of the heart valves; Other prominent features of the disease include urinary incontinence, difficulty walking, clumsiness, slowness of conduct, lack of facial expression, and speech difficulty; These symptoms, which tend to begin after the age of 60, are not always present in all patients and may sometimes appear only as a passing phase; There is no specific course of treatment for Binswanger"s disease; Treatment is symptomatic, often involving the use of medications to control high blood pressure, depression, heart arrhythmias and low blood pressure; Binswanger"s disease is a slowly progressive condition for which there is no cure; The disorder is often marked by strokes and partial recovery.

[NINDS/NIH 2005]------------------------------------Binswanger"s Disease; Binswanger"s Encephalopathy

Multi-infarct Dementia, Binswanger"s Type; SAE; Subcortical Dementia ; Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Disease;

Vascular Dementia, Binswanger"s Type

Binswanger"s disease is a rare, progressive neurological disorder characterized by injuries (lesions) to the blood vessels supplying the deep white-matter of the brain; Affected individuals usually experience a gradual loss of memory, cognitive, and behavioral abilities, usually over a ten-year period; In some cases, symptoms and physical findings associated with Binswanger"s disease may stabilize or improve for a brief time; however, in most cases, progression of the disorder usually returns; Affected individuals experience progressive memory loss and deterioration of intellectual abilities (dementia), strokes, paralysis of one or the other side of the body (hemiparesis), electrical disturbance in the brain (seizures), and/or an abnormally slow, unsteady walk (abnormal gait)---------------- [NORD 2005]---------------


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