Multi-infarct dementia

  • Alternative Names

    MID; Dementia - vascular; Dementia - poststroke


    Control conditions that increase the risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) by:

    • Controlling high blood pressure
    • Controlling weight
    • Reducing saturated fats and salt in the diet
    • Treating related disorders

    See also: Stroke risk factors and prevention


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