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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.
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Not FDA approved: There are no drugs fda approved for vascular dementia(vad). However, the same drugs used for alzheimers disease are also generally used fpr vad.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
I'd prefer to use: Trazodone for dementia patients; however, sometimes that just fails. I would only treat if they are belligerent at night. If the dose of Clonazepam ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Complex: Sleep problems are common in older adults and even more common in those with dementia. Causes of sleep problems are varied and as dementia progresses ... Read More
A 94-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Remember: There is no drug that is completely safe. Like many of these "neuroleptic" drugs they can affect the heart and movement system of the body. But by t ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
26 years experience Psychiatry
No: According to all studies so far, any antipsychotic used for the purpose of treating behavioral problems or psychosis related to dementia is associated ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Confusion: It is confusion and loss of memory based on narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of contributors: Hypertension, heart disease and diabetes are medical illnesses which contribute. Certainly lifestyle issues such as smoking and alchol can contribute ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not much: It is possible to develop or create new circulation, such as unblocking carotid artery, and brains have ways of developing new pathways to compensate, ... Read More
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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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Can include more but: The symptoms include significant difficulty learning new information or recalling previously learned information. In addition, they can have problems ... Read More

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