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Vascular dementia medication

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
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
Geriatrics 35 years experience
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.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depends : Every decision about using a medication depends on the specific risks and benefits of the particular patient. Symptoms are already occurring and may h... Read More
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
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
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Mini strokes: Vascular dementia refers to a kind of dementia that is caused by problems with the blood vessels in the brain (usually plaque formation, just as in ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Lots: Here's a source you can dig into: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vascular_dementia Function loss often appears suddenly following a stroke or TIA. It c... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Let me explain: Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. Alzheimer's is a type of deme... Read More
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