Hello all Just a thought. Since I joined TP, I've read the odd thread written by people who are looking after a VaD sufferer. In some cases, the sufferer is on steroids (prednisolone). My mum was on high doses of these, then started suffering with memory problems. The meds were on repeat prescription and it was only when her mental condition started deteriorating that a review was undertaken. I understand that some steroids should not be taken for long periods of time - although accept that low doses are inevitable. Has anyone else any thoughts about this? It's something I've been mulling over for a while. I wondered if there might be a connection to her steriod use and her TIAs. I'm not looking for someone to blame; but just some answers, I suppose. Having said all this, I guess it might be "just one of those things"!