What education is indicated for 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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In addition to patient education, caregiver education is important to dementia management.

Structured, respectful, and friendly caregiving is best, and it forms the most important aspect of behavioral care for patients with vascular dementia. Educating the caregiver on how to take care of these patients, how to react to certain behaviors and agitation, and how to reorient the patient improves the quality of care and treatment in these patients. Well-informed caregivers are best equipped to address the problems that vascular dementia presents.


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