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A 47-year-old member asked:

what is multi-infarct dementia?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Miulti strokes: Infarct is a cutoff of blood. Enough in brain surely can lead to dementia.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Many small strokes: Multiple small "lacunar infarcts" can add up and create a picture very similar to alzheimers, and result in significant cognitive problems. Need to treat the dementia with meds, but also prevent further strokes with meds. Complex, so need fairly thorough evaluation and treatments.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How is multi-infarct dementia found?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Multi-infarct: Dementia is based on the symptoms of memory loss in a step wise fashion in a person with a history of stroke or small vessel disease. So the diagnosis is made by the history provided by the patient and the family.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Who gets multi-infarct dementia?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
People who have: Circulatory problems in the brain are the people who get multi-infarct dementia.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for multi-infarct dementia?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
First, catch cause: After that there are multiple significant approaches, but time cannot be underestimated.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: multi infarct dementia?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Vascular dementia: Dementia refers to profound memory loss and cognitive impairment. Multi infarct means many episodes of low blood supply to the brain resulting in permanent brain damage (cva or stroke). Usually due to high blood pressure or other problems with heart and/or blood vessels.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Cause and treatment of multi infarct dementia?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Caused by a stroke: Most people think of vascular dementia (vd) as memory and other brain impairments leading to dementia caused by one or more large strokes. There is another condition related to chronic small damage to the brain ultimately leading to dementia, this used to be called multi-infarct dementia though this phrase isn't used much anymore. Currently treatment of VD overlaps greaty with treating alaheimers.

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