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Title: The Microvascular and Cognitive Changes in Elderly Stroke Survivors
Author: Stephens, Sally
ISNI:       0000 0001 3480 6609
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2008
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Dementia is frequent as an acute and delayed sequale to stroke. The term Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) has been introduced which incorporates criteria designed to detect patients 'at risk' of cognitive decline (Vascular Cognitive Impairment no Dementia or Vascular CIND), however, little research has been undertaken to determine the usefulness and predictive value of the criteria for VCI and Vascular CIND as indicators of future dementia. The potential role of other key factors such as functional impairments, white matter hyperintensities and the APOE e4 allele is also unclear. To be able to offer accurate prognostic indications and develop interventions for secondary prevention of dementia in older stroke patients, it is necessary to be able to predict individuals at particularly high risk of dementia as early as possible.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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