What Is the Difference Between Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 12, 2016
Ra in sc asked...

My husband seems to have been diagnosed with both, is that possible?



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Ladislav volicer, md answered...

Combination of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia is quite common. Fortunately, all medications that are used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease are also effective in treatment of this mixed dementia. The most important thing for your husband is to control his blood pressure and cholesterol levels to decrease risk of another vascular lesion.