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.
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.

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

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. Read more...
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. 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...

What can be done for a patient in the final stages of vascular dementia?

Supportive. therapy helps as well as medications used for dementia . The final stages of vascular dementia is hard to distinguish with the symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia. Read more...

Could be effective if a patient initially diagnosed with vascular dementia is treated homeopathically?

No studies . Make sure any medications used have effectiveness studies before using them. Most of homeopathic medications have not been studied well to show that they actually work. Read more...
Collaborative Care. Vascular dementia can bring with it many behavioral issues, such as irritability, depression, sleeplessness, etc. Classical homeopathy can help these things, even if the complete dementia is not cured. The case needs to be taken thoroughly by an experienced homeopath, and the closest single remedy given out of hundreds possible. Collaborate w/neurologist. I've also seen dementia itself improve. Read more...
No real problem, but. Vascular dementia is a future risk factor, and further strokes must be stopped. You need an antiplatelet drug such as clopidigrel, or aggrenox, and may find benefit with use of either donepezil or galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) to improve cognitive function. Ok to go onto homeopathic remedies in addition, but not to exclusion. Too risky---sorry. Read more...

Would it be possible for a patient initially diagnosed with vascular dementia to be treated homeopathically?

Yes. The best way to treat and dementia is without pharmaceuticals. They don't work and the side effects are far worse than any benefit that can be achieved. Behavioral methods are best, combined with good nutrition and vitamin supplementation. Make sure the thyroid is working properly and there are no b vitamin deficiencies. Read more...
Would NOT risk it. Vascular dementia arises from strokes, and since risk of large stroke could be deadly, would choose a stroke specialist to prevent future events. Am unaware of any homeopathic remedy which could supplant standard medical prevention in this category. 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...

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...

My father (94 years old an with vascular dementia) is taking haloperidol (0.5 mg) to before bed because he has hallucinations. Is this drug safe?

Remember. There is no drug that is completely safe. Like many of these "neuroleptic" drugs they can affect the heart and movement system of the body. But by the same token, sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. If this is the only medication that helps your father, then you have to work with its adverse effects too. Best of luck. Read more...