What long-term care is indicated in the management of patients with vascular dementia?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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As dementia progresses, more troubling behaviors such as agitation, aggression, wandering, sleep disorders, and inappropriate sexual behavior are observed. The decision for placement in institutions is usually made when problem behaviors become unmanageable, when more assistance is necessary in performing activities of daily living, when caring duties exceed the capacity of the caregiver, or when a breakdown in the family caregiver's health occurs.


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