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Vascular dementia's regressive behavior, is it reversible?
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Dr. James Ortman
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: No
Unfortunately it cannot be cured.
It can be controlled however, to some extent. Treatment is very individualized. Drugs such as nemenda and Aricept (donepezil) can sow the progress. Drugs such as Alprazolam or antipsychotics can alter the behavior.

In brief: No
Unfortunately it cannot be cured.
It can be controlled however, to some extent. Treatment is very individualized. Drugs such as nemenda and Aricept (donepezil) can sow the progress. Drugs such as Alprazolam or antipsychotics can alter the behavior.
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Dr. Isaac Vielma
Studies have shown antiplatelet medications such as aspirin, clopidogril (Plavix) and ticlopidine (Ticlid) are useful for preventing recurrent stroke in vascular dementia. the treatment mentioned above is more for Alzheimer's Dementia.
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Namenda and Aricept do NOT slow disease progression iin Alzheimer's but may improve functional status. Their efficacy in Vascular Dementia is less well established. Many cases of vascular dementia are mixed, meaning other pathology such as Alzheimer's may co-exist. Antipsychotics have a poor risk to benefit ratio for anything beyond short use, and alprazolam is a poor choice at all levels.
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