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Cause and treatment of multi infarct dementia?

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Dr. Maureen Nash answered

Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry

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.

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Hong-phuc Tran answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

The cause of multi-infarct dementia. Management is to prevent other strokes from occurring. See doctor regularly to keep blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes (if you have it) under good control. If abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) is present, then would need blood thinner to prevent blood clots in heart which can lead to stroke.

Answered Feb 10, 2015

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