Is recommended for a 93 years patient with vascular dementia take a hipnotic drug with clonazepan for insomnio?

Complex. Sleep problems are common in older adults and even more common in those with dementia. Causes of sleep problems are varied and as dementia progresses they change. Getting enough exercise early in the day is helpful. Many sleeping medications worsen confusion or cause side effects in those with dementia. Melatonin or warm decaf tea have minimal risk. Some antidepressants can help at least for awhil.
I'd prefer to use. Trazodone for dementia patients; however, sometimes that just fails. I would only treat if they are belligerent at night. If the dose of Clonazepam and very small, works, and they do not have any major side effects, then acceptable.

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What is the best prescription drug for a 93 year old patient with vascular dementia? Any natural?

Depends. Depend on what we are treating for memory loss Aricept & Namenda can help for sundown syndrome & agitation Buspar (buspirone) has been helpful. For sleep, Restoril or valium may help. Consult a geriatric specialist & join a support group in your community. Good luck. Read more...
Not reversible. Vascular dementia is considered nonreversible and often medications currently available offer only small amount of benefit at best. There is no best drug--the one that helps without significant side effects, as well as affordable, is best medicine. Treatment is individualized and so consulting doc is advised. Otc gingko may help some people, but effectiveness is minimum at best. Good luck. Read more...
Nothing. There is no effective medication for vascular dementia. The disease process is similar to that of heart disease in that the blood vessels become diseased. Aspirin and cholesterol medications called 'statins' are the only meds that can slow progression in early stages. Read more...

Is acyclovir recommended for a 94 year patient with vascular dementia?

Unclear reason. Acyclovir is employed for viral infections, and may well control and reverse these, and a comorbidity such as dementia would not necessarily be a contra-indication. However, there could be drug interactions. You need to thoroughly discuss these issues with the doctor who is involved in care. Read more...

Is seroquel (quetiapine) recomendable for a 94 years old patient with vascular dementia?

Caution. Caution is warranted due to fda black box warnings of increased mortality risk. With all medications though, a careful discussion of risks versus benefits is warranted with the treating physician and your loved one / family. Read more...

Are there any drugs specifically for vascular dementia patients?

Not specifically. The best medicine would be to treat the vascular problem as aggressively as possible. So high blood pressure should be well controlled, etc. Read more...
Not FDA approved. There are no drugs fda approved for vascular dementia(vad). However, the same drugs used for alzheimers disease are also generally used fpr vad. Read more...

Is risperdal. 5 mg dose safe for an elder patient with alzheimer's and vascular dementia? I read this drug can cause sudden death in elder patients.

No. According to all studies so far, any antipsychotic used for the purpose of treating behavioral problems or psychosis related to dementia is associated with earlier stroke-related death. This occurs regardless of the antipsychotic and the dose. There are some studies that have shown some antipsychotics to be safer than others (like quetiapine) but those studies are small and inconclusive. Read more...
Depends . Every decision about using a medication depends on the specific risks and benefits of the particular patient. Symptoms are already occurring and may have minor or major risks to life, health and quality of life. Side effects are possible though not definite. Discuss your questions with the prescribing doctor to better understand this specific situation. Read more...