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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Masafumi Ihara,
Professor Raj Kalaria
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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.
Author(s): Ihara M, Kalaria RN
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Print publication date: 01/09/2014
Online publication date: 01/09/2014
ISSN (print): 1473-7175
ISSN (electronic): 1744-8360
Publisher: EXPERT REVIEWS