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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is multi-infarct dementia preventable?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Healthy diet with low cholesterol is a good way to prevent it.
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 19 years experience
High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor in preventing multi-infarct dementia. A good diet, exersice, quitting smoking, etc. can be helpful, but often antihypertensive medication is needed. Test your blood pressure regularly and talk to your doctor if it is high.
Feb 6, 2012
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Possibly: Avoiding and controlling diabetes and high blood pressure may help prevent mid. Also, getting exercise, proper sleep and nutrition are likely important. Those things that are good for your heart are also good for your brain. Possibly education and learning new things may be protective also.

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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 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 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.

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