Shani Shenhar - Tsarfaty

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PURPOSE Age is the most significant non-modifiable risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS). With increasing expectancy of life, the majority of IS patients will be elderly subjects. We studied the epidemiological, clinical and rehabilitation features of patients aged ≥85 years with first-ever IS. METHODS Demographic data, prevalence of risk factors, etiology(More)
1 and has been implicated as an important mechanism underlying cognitive impairment in the elderly. 2 Inflammatory markers are known to be associated with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease (AD) and stroke, 3 but (almost) no data are available in regard to their involvement in vascular cognitive impairment. 4 The major risk factors for stroke, such(More)
S troke considerably increases the risk of cognitive decline (CD) and dementia, with prevalence rates ranging from 24% to 33.3% within 5 years from stroke onset. In many cases, the cognitive decline develops abruptly, while in others, the decline develops insidiously over months or years at a rate which far exceeds the expected decline in this age group.(More)
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