Vascular dementia: A review of recent evidence for prevention and treatment

  • Howard S. KirshnerEmail author


Vascular dementia is a common cause of late-life cognitive decline. Vascular risk factors, transient is chemic attacks, silent and clinically evident strokes, and ischemic changes on brain imaging studies are all associated with the development of dementia. Prevention of vascular dementia involves treatment of risk factors and the same preventive measures used to avoid heart attacks and strokes. Other treatments for vascular dementia, although promising, remain unproved.


Dementia Memantine Vascular Dementia Vascular Risk Factor Vascular Cognitive Impairment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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