Vascular cognitive impairment.

  title={Vascular cognitive impairment.},
  author={John V. Bowler},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={76 Suppl 5},
  • John V. Bowler
  • Published 2005 in
    Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and…
For the greater part of the 20th century dementia was routinely attributed to arteriosclerosis and consequent chronic cerebral ischaemia. This view changed with the increasing recognition of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the demonstration that infarcts and not chronic ischaemia were the basis of what came to be termed multi-infarct dementia (MID). The term ‘‘vascular dementia’’ subsequently replaced MID as it was recognised that there were many different aetiologies apart from multiple infarcts… CONTINUE READING


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