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- n. Describing the condition of having or having had two or more infarcts.
Interesting comments above - the multi-infarct dementia and Lewy Body dementia theories are certainly plausible.
It doesn't produce cortical volume loss like AD or multi-infarct dementias - most people with DLB have age-appropriate or better brain MR. The cognitive deficits are different than those in AD, so while their dementia may qualify as "mild" in, say, a memory domain, it's more obvious in others, for example, executive function.
He had been diagnosed with multi-infarct dementia.
Of those patients who do not recover from dementia, about one half have primary degenerative dementia and one fourth have multi-infarct dementia.
'Mary' and 'Simon' lack capacity because of cognitive impairment associated with dreadful organic brain syndromes like Alzheimers or multi-infarct dementia - in some respects it is too late for them.
I’m no Bill Frist, so I can’t make a hard diagnosis just by looking at the video, but I would guess that Cheney has what’s known as multi-infarct dementia.