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how beneficial is oxygen for vascular dementia?

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Dr. Emad Tadros
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No: Make sure if vascular dementia is diagnosed inyour family, that your blood pressure is alright. If you have a family history of vascular dementia and do not take care of your high blood pressure, you are more likely to get vascular dementia eventuallly than the average person. This is something you can totally avoid.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not helpful: Vascular dementia is caused by multiple strokes, usually each fairly small, and best to protect with an anti platelet drug, such as clopidigrel, or aggrenox. But, many older pts also, have mixed dementia, alzheimer's plus vascular problems. Symptomatic relief may require galanttamine or donepezil.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Not much: Vascular dementia is caused most commonly by small strokes and oxygen would help only in the acute phase.

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