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What is the treatment for vascular dementia?

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Currently, no available treatments can repair the damage of vascular dementia. But diagnosis provides important knowledge and the opportunity to stop more damage.

This means bringing high blood pressure under control through exercise, diet, and medication. The same goes for diabetes if it exists. Patients should stop smoking and curb the use of alcohol.

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From: Vascular Dementia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help."

Mental Health America: "Factsheet: Multi-infarct Dementia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Vascular Dementia."

University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center: "Vascular Dementia."

Chapman, D.P. [serial online] April 2006. Preventing Chronic Disease,

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet." 

Erkinjuntti, T. , 2004; vol 35: p 1010. Stroke

National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help."

Mental Health America: "Factsheet: Multi-infarct Dementia."

Alzheimer's Association: "Vascular Dementia."

University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center: "Vascular Dementia."

Chapman, D.P. [serial online] April 2006. Preventing Chronic Disease,

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet." 

Erkinjuntti, T. , 2004; vol 35: p 1010. Stroke

National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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