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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for multi-infarct dementia?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 58 years experience
First, catch cause: After that there are multiple significant approaches, but time cannot be underestimated.
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Underlying cause: The risks for vascular dementia are based on the underlying factors such as hypertension, sleep apnea, obesity, diabetes, etc----treat those, adopt a healthy lifestyle; dietary modifications.....
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Two things:: First and foremost, control the underlying contributing factors to the strokes, ie: the high blood pressure or cholesterol or smoking, etc. Secondly is to treat the dementia by increasing acetylcholine in the brain with aricept, etc and to decrease glutamate with namenda (memantine).

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How is multi-infarct dementia found?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 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 47-year-old member asked:

What is multi-infarct dementia?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Miulti strokes: Infarct is a cutoff of blood. Enough in brain surely can lead to dementia.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Cause and treatment of multi infarct dementia?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 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.
Last updated Sep 11, 2019
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