Mini Module 7

Vascular Dementia

Welcome to the Mini Module (Mi-Mo) on Vascular Dementia

Did you know? Vascular dementia accounts for up to 30% of all cases of dementia and is preventable. Join our Mi-Mo to explore how and why this dementia develops. Discover actionable, nutrition-based solutions to prevent cognitive decline and slow dementia progression.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Mi-Mo, you will be empowered to:

  • Recognise different types of vascular dementia
  • Understand the concept of neuroplasticity and its relation to cognition
  • Identify major risks linked with vascular dementia
  • Guide patients toward dietary changes that reduce the risk of cognitive decline


  • English language
  • Basic scientific knowledge
  • A medical background is helpful but not essential

Target Audience

  • Medical students
  • Physicians
  • Other health professionals
  • Nutrition and health enthusiasts

Difficulty Level

  • Intermediate

Materials Included

  • Educational video
  • References for further reading
  • Quiz to test your knowledge
  • Factsheets for physicians and patients
  • Blog posts for physicians and patients
  • Printable patient information card
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Additional Resources

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Related Posts

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Related Factsheets

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Printable Patient Information Card

This handy document can be printed by patients to stick on their fridges as a reminder of which foods to add to or reduce from their diet for optimal nutrition in the management of vascular dementia.

Patient Information Card

Download link is available for logged-in PAN Academy Users within the module. 
The Presenters

This Mi-Mo is presented by Terri Chrisman (M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM) & Dr. Miriam Sonntag. Information was peer-reviewed by Dr. Maria Aguirregomozcorta (MD, Dip.IBLM/BSLM).

Get your forks and pens ready to start learning about nutrition!

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Terri Chrisman M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM

Terri Chrisman M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM is a Medical Content Creator at PAN and part of the online education team responsible for the PAN Academy. She is an Australian citizen living in the USA who has travelled and lived all around the world. She is a qualified nutritionist and certified in lifestyle medicine, and is vastly experienced in creating educational content on the topics of nutrition, health and sports.
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Dr. Miriam Sonntag

Dr. Miriam Sonntag is the Medical Content Executive of the online learning platform, PAN Academy. Having worked in basic research, she knows how to decipher complex information. Working now at PAN, she scans and pours over scientific papers and books. She breaks down the latest nutritional research into actionable advice for everyday life. She is committed to sharing the bigger picture of why it is good to put more plants on your plate.