There is no known effective treatment. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. In some cases, rehabilitation is needed for weakness or clumsiness. This can include physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
Occasionally, some patients may benefit from medications that help improve memory, such as those used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
The disorder slowly gets worse but varies from person to person.
- Hydrocephalus (rarely)
- Repeated episodes of bleeding in the brain
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you have a sudden loss of movement, sensation, vision, or speech.
Review Date : 11/15/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.