Vascular risk factors and dementia--towards prevention strategies.

  title={Vascular risk factors and dementia--towards prevention strategies.},
  author={Edo Richard and Suzanne A Ligthart and Eric P Moll van Charante and Willem A van Gool},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  volume={68 10},
Several cohort studies have shown that vascular risk factors including hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking, obesity and lack of physical exercise in midlife and to a lesser extent in late life, are associated with an increased risk of dementia. The results from randomised controlled clinical trials on treatment of these risk factors are not conclusive for the effect on cognitive decline and dementia. Studies investigating the effect of a multi-component intervention… CONTINUE READING