Other Names for this Disease
- Dementia multi-infarct
- Multi-infarct dementia
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The brain damage associated with Binswanger's disease is not reversible. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. For example, medications may be prescribed to treat depression, agitation, and other symptoms associated with the condition. Successful management of hypertension and diabetes can slow the progression of atherosclerosis, which can delay the progression of Binswanger's disease.
Last updated: 10/8/2015
- NINDS Binswanger's Disease Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). April 2015; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/binswangers/binswangers.htm.
- Elble RJ. Binswanger's Disease. National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2012; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/binswangers-disease/.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Binswanger's disease. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.