Does a normal mri rule out vascular dementia?

Yes/no. You can see extensive atherosclerotic disease on MRI very easy for a patient with vascular dementia If that is not present, then less likely. But, there are more causes for dementia than people realize.

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What is the typical age at which the first signs of vascular dementia appear?

That depends on. How severe the underlying cardiovascular disease is. But the "typical" age would be 50 or over. Read more...

Vascular dementia- does it get worse with time. Any treatment?

Usuaally. Vascular dementia worsens with each stroke that someone has. Currently the treatments are the same as those for alzheimers. Certain symptoms like depression, delusions and delirium are quite common. Read more...

Is ramelteon recommended for elderly people with vascular dementia?

Not my first choice. Feel more comfortable with lunesta, (eszopiclone) which seems safe in the elderly population. But would prefer to not have older folks rely on sleep meds. Maybe melatonin is the safest otc choice here. Read more...
Yes. It is an excellent choice for elderly people with or without vascular dementia who have sleep onset insomnia. It does not have the high fall risks associated with the other sedative hypnotics. It also can strengthen the circaidian rhythm that is weakened in dementia patients. Read more...

Can you remember things that happen in mimi stroke. I also have vascular dementia?

probably yes. Although you do seem to possess dementia caused by small strokes, you likely may be aware of many of your vascular attacks. But there are silent areas of brain, and some strokes are unnoticeable, even in otherwise normal patients. Read more...