Pharmacological prevention and treatment of vascular dementia: Approaches and perspectives

@article{Baskys2012PharmacologicalPA,
  title={Pharmacological prevention and treatment of vascular dementia: Approaches and perspectives},
  author={Andrius Baskys and Jin-xiang Cheng},
  journal={Experimental Gerontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={887-891}
}
Vascular dementia (VaD) is a common dementing illness. There are no pharmacological agents with a regulatory approval for its treatment or prevention. Review of published clinical trial reports indicates that early treatment of hypertension, a risk factor for stroke, reduces VaD risk and slows progression. However, unlike stroke, treatment of hyperlipidemia with statin class drugs or treatment of blood clotting abnormalities with acetylsalicylic acid do not appear to have an effect on VaD… Expand
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