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From the page: "Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia is loss of mental function due to destruction of brain tissue because its blood supply is reduced or blocked. The cause is usually strokes, either a few large ones or many small ones.
Disorders that damage blood vessels that supply the brain, usually strokes, can cause dementia.
Symptoms tend to occur in steps, not gradually.
Dementia is likely to be vascular dementia if people have risk factors or symptoms of a stroke.
Eliminating the risk factors for strokes may help delay or prevent further damage.
A series of strokes may result in vascular dementia. These strokes are more common among men and usually begin after age 70. Risk factors for vascular dementia include the following:
Having high blood pressure
Having atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heart rhythm
Having high levels of fats (lipids), including cholesterol
Smoking (currently or in the past)
Having had a stroke
High blood pressure, diabetes, and atherosclerosis damage blood vessels in the brain. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of strokes due to blood clots from the heart. Unlike other types of dementia, vascular dementia can sometimes be prevented by correcting or eliminating the risk factors for strokes.
Strokes can destroy brain tissue by blocking the blood supply to parts of the brain. An area of brain tissue that is destroyed is called an infarct. Dementia may result from a few large strokes or many small ones. Some strokes cause little or no muscle weakness and seldom cause the paralysis that results from other strokes. They may seem minor or may not even be noticed. However, people may continue to have strokes, and after enough brain tissue is destroyed, dementia can develop. Thus, vascular dementia may develop before strokes cause severe or sometimes even noticeable symptoms.
Several terms have been used to describe vascular dementia. Some of them overlap:
Multi-infarct dementia: Dementia is caused by several strokes, usually involving medium-sized blood vessels.
Lacunar disease: Sometimes this term is used to describe multi-infarct dementia caused by many lacunar infarcts, which are strokes caused by blockages in small blood vessels.
Binswanger's dementia: Several small blood vessels are blocked (causing lacunar infarcts) in people who have severe, poorly controlled high blood pressure and a blood vessel (vascular) disorder that affects blood vessels throughout the body.
Vascular dementia often occurs with Alzheimer's disease (as mixed dementia).
Unlike dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia may progress in steps. Symptoms may worsen suddenly, then plateau or lessen somewhat. They then become worse months or years later when another stroke occurs. Dementia that results from many small strokes usually progresses more gradually than that due to a few large strokes. The small strokes may be so subtle that dementia may seem to develop gradually and continuously instead of in steps.
Symptoms (memory loss, difficulty planning and initiating actions or tasks, slowed thinking, and a tendency to wander) are similar to those of other dementias. However, compared with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia tends to cause memory loss later and to affect judgment and personality less. People have particular difficulty planning and initiating actions, slowed thinking may be noticeable.
Symptoms can vary depending on what part of the brain is destroyed. Usually, some aspects of mental function are not impaired because the strokes destroy tissue in only part of the brain. Thus, people may be more aware of their losses and more prone to depression than people with other types of dementia.
As more strokes occur and dementia progresses, people may have other symptoms due to the strokes. An arm or a leg may become weak or paralyzed. People may have difficulty speaking. For example, they may slur their speech. Vision may be blurred or partly or completely lost. Coordination may be lost, making walking unsteady. People may laugh or cry in appropriately. People may have difficulty controlling bladder function, resulting in urinary incontinence.
Death usually occurs about 5 years after symptoms begin. It is often due to a stroke or heart attack.
Once dementia is diagnosed, doctors suspect vascular dementia in people who have risk factors for or symptoms of a stroke. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be done to check for evidence of a stroke. Results of these tests can support the diagnosis but are not definitive.
Treatment involves general measures to provide safety and support, as for all dementias (see Delirium and Dementia: Treatment). Treating diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels can help prevent and slow or stop the progression of va
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From the page: "8. Embodying Art: Entering the Visual Arts through Creative Movement (K-4)
Children love to move, yet they can often become timid with space and motion as they paint and draw. This participatory workshop will introduce art teachers to accessible movement-based teaching strategies to help children learn about color, line and form. Channel disruptive fidgeting into constructive learning that engages students and brings joy to the classroom.
Activities will include:
The Great Blueness by Arnold Lobel (color and mood), and Little Green by Keith Baker (line)
Action poses and moving group body sculptures
Tableau to represent art concepts and "climb inside" well-known paintings
A shadow screen
Creating a color wheel "square dance""
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Do you strive for perfection? Are you more compassionate with others than you are with yourself? Do you keep trying to be better and do more to become worthy? Brenﾃｩ Brown, Ph.D LMSW is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You窶re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.
Brenﾃｩ is a research professor at the University of Houston where she has spent a decade studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, shame and empathy. You can also catch Brenﾃｩ窶s TEDx talks in the space below.
Listen as we discuss:
* loving ourselves
* why we can only love others as much as we love ourselves
* concrete examples of how to practice loving oneself
* parenting from a place of compassion
* The takeaways -- two specific practices to help you believe in your worthiness
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When will you become worthy? What is on your list? I am asking you to be willing to be vulnerable. "
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