Category Archives: Vascular dementia

Artistic Talent Remains Intact Despite Vascular Dementia

According to a study by physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada, artistic skills may be well preserved in the brains of artists even after many years battling the deleterious effects of vascular dementia. A paper published in the Canadian … Continue reading

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New Recommendations for Cognitive Screening from the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association has published new guidelines to provide primary care physicians with guidance on cognitive assessment during an annual wellness visit. An expert workgroup assembled by the association, offers new comprehensive guidance on how to assess for cognitive impairment … Continue reading

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New EFNS Guidelines on Other Dementias

The European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) have published revised guidelines on the diagnosis and management of disorders associated with dementia. These are dementias other than Alzheimer’s disease, such as vascular cognitive impairment, frontotemporal … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve and Dementia

The idea that cognitive reserve (CR) or brain reserve capacity can be neuroprotective against dementia has been discussed for approximately 2 decades. A new metastudy in PLoS highlights the positive and negative aspects and confirms the CR theory. Cognitive reserve … Continue reading

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