The cognitive profiles of CADASIL and sporadic small vessel disease.

BACKGROUND Interpretation of treatment trials in vascular dementia is confounded by the presence of coexistent Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology. The younger onset genetic disease cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) offers a model of pure vascular dementia, in which such confounding is unlikely… CONTINUE READING