Prevention of dementia by intensive vascular care (PreDIVA): a cluster-randomized trial in progress.

@article{Richard2009PreventionOD,
  title={Prevention of dementia by intensive vascular care (PreDIVA): a cluster-randomized trial in progress.},
  author={Edo Richard and Esther van den Heuvel and Eric P Moll van Charante and Lenny Achthoven and Marinus Vermeulen and Patrick J. E. Bindels and Willem A van Gool},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={198-204}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with an increased risk of dementia. Treatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia is associated with a decrease in incident dementia. Whether interventions aimed at cardiovascular risk factors in late life also reduce dementia risk is unknown. Here, we report the outline of a pragmatic study that will attempt to answer this question and we describe the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the target population… CONTINUE READING