Vascular dementias in the elderly

P. B. Gorelick, C. A. Mangone

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In this review, challenging and controversial aspects of vascular dementias in the elderly are examined. Topical discussions underscore diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, clinical syndromes and diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The need for a reappraisal of dementias with a shift from broad categorization to identification of specific vascular mechanisms that contribute to cognitive impairment and the need for more basic epidemiological studies are highlighted. With this information, a substantial scientifically-based approach to prevention and treatment can be undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-615
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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