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Stroke-Related Dementia (cont.)

Prevention

In many cases, vascular dementia is preventable. Risk factors for stroke and vascular dementia include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, smoking, and diabetes. For many people, risk can be reduced by adopting a healthy lifestyle. People who have had a stroke may be able to reduce their risk of further strokes by drug treatment or surgery in addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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