Poststroke dementia.

  title={Poststroke dementia.},
  author={Didier Leys and Hilde H{\'e}non and Marie-Anne Mackowiak-Cordoliani and Florence Pasquier},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={4 11},
Dementia is one of the major causes of dependency after stroke. The prevalence of poststroke dementia (PSD)-defined as any dementia occurring after stroke-is likely to increase in the future. In community-based studies, the prevalence of PSD in stroke survivors is about 30% and the incidence of new onset dementia after stroke increases from 7% after 1 year 48% after 25 years. Having a stroke doubles the risk of dementia. Patient-related variables associated with an increased risk of PSD are… CONTINUE READING
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