Treatments for Vascular Dementia

While there are no FDA-approved medications or therapies for vascular dementia, it may be possible to slow the progression of the disease by controlling the conditions affecting your cardiovascular health, such as:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol level
  • Blood clotting
  • Blood sugar level

Some medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease may also offer some help for vascular dementia. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, which work to elevate the levels of a brain chemical messenger used in memory and judgment.

If someone you love has vascular dementia, Northwestern Medicine is home to skilled neurologists, rehabilitation specialists and other caring professionals who can provide the diagnosis, treatment and support you need.


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