Prevention of vascular dementia

Philip B. Gorelick, Timo Erkinjuntti, Albert Hofman, Walter A. Rocca, Ingmar Skoog, Bengt Winblad

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Stroke is an important public health problem worldwide. Those at high risk of stroke may be at high risk of cognitive impairment and dementia after stroke. Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in midlife including hypertension, alcohol use, cigarette smoking, and certain dietary factors may be important targets for prevention of vascular causes of cognitive impairment. These same types of factors may also be associated with Alzheimer disease. Better control of cardiovascular disease risk factors might lead to delay or prevention of vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S131-S139
JournalAlzheimer disease and associated disorders
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - 1999


  • Alzheimer disease
  • Prevention
  • Stroke
  • Vascular dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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