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does statins help with vascular dementia

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Vascular dementia: Depends on extent & etiology, most cases are reversible.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Complex treatment: Need to prevent further strokes, so should be using anti-platelet drug such as clopidrigrel or aggrenox. The dementia studies have indicated best out ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
38 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Depending on the level, location, severity of the vascular lesions or cerebral insults, there is a possibility that some sxs will be reversed somewhat ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Common: At least in western society, vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia. It is estimated that about 1.5% of the population at any on ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Can be hard to know: If dementia occurs in the context of cerebrovascular disease (strokes, tias), especially if the deficits correlate with known anatomical lesions, it i ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
May need expert: For a specific diagnosis, it is best to see someone experienced with that type of illness. A geriatric psychiatrist or a neurologist experienced with ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
Vascular dementia: There are two common reasons - the first is related to not stopping or being able to reverse the vascular damage that has occurred. Often people have ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Vascular dementia: Vascular dementia may overlap with other types of dementia such as alzheimer's, but results from damage to, or blockages in, blood vessels that nouris ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emad Tadros
38 years experience Psychiatry
No: Make sure if vascular dementia is diagnosed inyour family, that your blood pressure is alright. If you have a family history of vascular dementia and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Not specifically.: The best medicine would be to treat the vascular problem as aggressively as possible. So high blood pressure should be well controlled, etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emad Tadros
38 years experience Psychiatry
No: Cortical dementia is many types. Degenerative dementia is the most common type. Vascular dementia is in about 15% of all dementia and ranks after dege ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emad Tadros
38 years experience Psychiatry
Fish Oil : The dementia that is reversible is vitamin B12 or Folic Acid defiency dementia, . Vascular dementia is irreversible. I know for sure that there are a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
Supportive: therapy helps as well as medications used for dementia . The final stages of vascular dementia is hard to distinguish with the symptoms of Alzheimer's ... Read More

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