BINSWANGER'S DISEASE

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n. a progressive type of vascular dementia which results in an impairment in memory and cognitive function. It is caused by a demyelination of the subcortical white matter as a result of conditions like high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. Also called Binswanger's dementia. First described by German neurologist Otto Ludvig Binswanger (1852-1929).

BINSWANGER'S DISEASE: "Binswanger's disease is a vascular dementia which affects the white matter of the brain."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BINSWANGER'S DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/binswangers-disease/ (accessed December 8, 2021).

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