Emma F van Bussel

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular prevention programmes are increasingly being offered to older people. To achieve the proposed benefits, adherence is crucial. Understanding the reasons for adherence and non-adherence can improve preventive care. AIM To gain insight into what motivates older people living in the community to partake in a cardiovascular prevention(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports have suggested declining age-specific incidence rates of dementia in high-income countries over time. Improved education and cardiovascular health in early age have been suggested to be bringing about this effect. The aim of this study was to estimate the age-specific dementia incidence trend in primary care records from a large(More)
INTRODUCTION In the Canadian province of Alberta access and quality of stroke care were suboptimal, especially in remote areas. The government introduced the Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy (APSS) in 2005, an integrated strategy to improve access to stroke care, quality and efficiency which utilizes telehealth. RESEARCH QUESTION What is the process(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether intensive vascular care in GP practices can prevent dementia in a population of community-dwelling older people. METHOD This pragmatic cluster-randomised open-label study (ISRCTN29711771) was conducted in persons aged 70-78 years who were registered with Dutch GP practices. The only exclusion criteria were a diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with an increased risk of dementia. We assessed whether a multidomain intervention targeting these factors can prevent dementia in a population of community-dwelling older people. METHODS In this open-label, cluster-randomised controlled trial, we recruited individuals aged 70-78 years through(More)
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