Is vascular dementia reversible?

Not much. It is possible to develop or create new circulation, such as unblocking carotid artery, and brains have ways of developing new pathways to compensate, but for the most part we only slow down dementia, not reverse it. Hopefully one day there will be better treatments.
No. Unfortunately, dementia is not reversible. We can slow its progress by physical exercise, doing crosswords, staying socially active, and, with vasc. Dem, taking care of cholesterol and blood pressure issues.
In general no. But if someone has had a recent large strike some function may be regained.

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Can vascular dementia be reversible?

Vascular dementia. Depends on extent & etiology, most cases are reversible. Read more...
Complex treatment. Need to prevent further strokes, so should be using anti-platelet drug such as clopidrigrel or aggrenox. The dementia studies have indicated best outcomes using galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) or donepezil. Reversibility is based on how much damage due to stroke effect has already occurred, as want to avoid "lacunar state". Read more...
Possibly. Depending on the level, location, severity of the vascular lesions or cerebral insults, there is a possibility that some sxs will be reversed somewhat or improved; the brain can compensate at times for vascular insults; however, the key element is treating the underlying diseases such as hypertension and weight and removing high risk behaviors such as smoking. Read more...

Vascular dementia's regressive behavior, is it reversible?

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. Read more...

What is vascular dementia?  

Confusion. It is confusion and loss of memory based on narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain. Read more...
Caused by a stroke. Most people think of vascular dementia 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. Read more...
Vascular dementia. Is a different type of dementia caused by strokes or small vessel disease. This type of dementia causes a stepwise decline rather than a slow progression. Read more...

What causes vascular dementia?

Lots of contributors. Hypertension, heart disease and diabetes are medical illnesses which contribute. Certainly lifestyle issues such as smoking and alchol can contribute. Vascular dementia can involve lareger strokes with obvious immediate changes, or microvascular changes or "mini-strokes" which can cause increased impairment usually in memory and executive functions over time. Read more...
Damage to blood flow. The vascular system supplies the brain with oxygen and nutrients through the blood system or vasculature. When the vasculature system is negatively impacted it can lead to cell death and if enough damage occurs then one deveops vascular dementia. Read more...

What are symptoms of vascular dementia?

Can include more but. The symptoms include significant difficulty learning new information or recalling previously learned information. In addition, they can have problems with language, problems moving, difficulty recognizing or naming objects, and all sorts of problems with what is called "executive functioning" (planning, organizing, etc.). All these changes represent a big decline from previous functioning. Read more...
Step down process. Vascular dementia is caused by poor circulation to parts of the brain caused by ongoing "mini-strokes" that occur. Alzheimer's dementia is a chronic gradual decline, whereas vascular dementia can have sudden decreases in physical and cognitive functioning. Like walking down the stairs. They may be stable, sharp decline, stable, sharp decline etc. Read more...

Can you tell me about vascular dementia?

Variable picture. Vascular dementia is the result of pathological changes in the blood vessels of the brain that leads to decrease or total interruption blood supply to parts of the brain. The sufferer may never have a stroke or tia. The deficits are usually due to changes in small vessels. The symptoms and progression are variable. Prevention depends on managing vascular risk factors. Hope this helps. Read more...

Please describe what vascular dementia is?

Mini strokes. Vascular dementia refers to a kind of dementia that is caused by problems with the blood vessels in the brain (usually plaque formation, just as in cardiac disease) which results in loss of brain tissue due to lack of adequate oxygen and blood flow. In a sense it is like having very tiny strokes. Read more...
Following TIA/CVA. Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. Read more...

Has anyone else ever had vascular dementia?

Common. At least in western society, vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia. It is estimated that about 1.5% of the population at any one time has vascular dementia. Read more...