Currently, there is no cure for vascular dementia (VaD).
Treatments are designed to prevent and control risk factors such as alcoholism, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. For example, high blood pressure and cholesterol can be treated with a combination of medicine, regular exercise and a healthy diet. Treating these conditions greatly reduces the risk of developing dementia.
Studies are being conducted to determine if medications for Alzheimer's disease (AD), such as cholinesterase inhibitors, are effective in treating VaD.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.
Seeking care at UCSF Health