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Cognitive impairment and stroke in elderly patients

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2016
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Title
Cognitive impairment and stroke in elderly patients
Published in
Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s75306
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Authors

Salvatore Corrao, Daniele Lo Coco, Gianluca Lopez

Abstract

We reviewed current knowledge about the interaction between stroke and vascular risk factors and the development of cognitive impairment and dementia. Stroke is increasingly recognized as an important cause of cognitive problems and has been implicated in the development of both Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. The prevalence of cognitive impairment after stroke is high, and their combined effects significantly increase the cost of care and health resource utilization, with reflections on hospital readmissions and increased mortality rates. There is also substantial evidence that vascular risk factors (such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and tobacco smoking) are independently associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Thus, a successful management of these factors, as well as optimal acute stroke management, might have a great impact on the development of cognitive impairment. Notwithstanding, the pathological link between cognitive impairment, stroke, and vascular risk factors is complex and still partially unclear so that further studies are needed to better elucidate the boundaries of this relationship. Many specific pharmacological treatments, including anticholinergic drugs and antihypertensive medications, and nonpharmacological approaches, such as diet, cognitive rehabilitation, and physical activity, have been studied for patients with vascular cognitive impairment, but the optimal care is still far away. Meanwhile, according to the most recent knowledge, optimal stroke care should also include cognitive assessment in the short and long term, and great efforts should be oriented toward a multidisciplinary approach, including quality-of-life assessment and support of caregivers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 216 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 55 25%
Student > Bachelor 37 17%
Unspecified 30 14%
Researcher 28 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 9%
Other 51 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 27%
Unspecified 45 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 17%
Neuroscience 24 11%
Psychology 19 9%
Other 38 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 May 2016.
All research outputs
#3,192,751
of 7,644,999 outputs
Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#147
of 386 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#111,108
of 276,947 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#6
of 14 outputs
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