Can anyone tell me if its only Alzheimer’s that is picked up on a Brain scan. My husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia in December and it was thought he may also have alzheimers. At that time he did not want a scan. However last week he had a TIA and ended up having both a CAT scan and MRI. I phoned the hospital yesterday and asked if the Consultant could look at the scans for signs of dementia. This morning I had a call from the hospital to say there was only the slightest sign of dementia. I am very confused. He absolutely has dementia. He is not the man I married but I think it is vascular dementia from all the strokes he had. I can fully accept that he doesn’t have Alzheimer’s but to say he doesn’t have VD is just nuts. Can anyone shed some light?