Hi Steve. Small v essel disease refers to small areas of the brain where there is diminished blood flow. These are sometimes referred to as lacunar infarcts--very small strokes. We see then frequently in patients over the age of 50 when they have a brain MRI or CT for whatever reason. That said, quite often they don't cause any symptoms at all--they are "silent," so to speak. You need a full battery of cognitive tests to determine exactly what's going on here.
Let me know if you need more information--I'll be more than happy to continue
I haven't had any strokes I have been cleared of strokes, all I really wanted to know, is it posable to have cognitive impairment from early SVD or not thanks.
Hi I don't have depression ect , so what could be causing my memiory and word forgetting? could it be functional disorder, why would my doctor say im in cognitive decline just last week? is he messing me around?
iv had all the checks for thyroid and b12, they were fine, he thinks this due to talking to me on several ocaisions, could a functional neurologal disorder be a possabilty?
I think in the usa its called conversion disorder