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Understanding and preventing the development of post-stroke dementia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Masafumi Ihara, Professor Raj KalariaORCiD


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Post-stroke dementia (PSD) is a clinical entity but it now appears that most of PSD may be categorized as vascular dementia. The well-established relationship between vascular factors and dementia provides a rationale for the implementation of intervention and prevention efforts. Larger primary prevention trials related to lifestyle factors are warranted in association with dementia. Published clinical trials have not been promising and there is meager information on whether PSD can be prevented through the use of pharmacological agents. Control of vascular disease risk and prevention of recurrent strokes are obviously key to reducing the burden of cognitive decline and dementia after stroke. However, modern imaging and analysis techniques will help to elucidate the mechanism of PSD and establish better treatment.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ihara M, Kalaria RN

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

Year: 2014

Volume: 14

Issue: 9

Pages: 1067-1077

Print publication date: 01/09/2014

Online publication date: 01/09/2014

ISSN (print): 1473-7175

ISSN (electronic): 1744-8360



DOI: 10.1586/14737175.2014.947276