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February 2023

Practical Aspects of Cognitive Impairment and the Dementias
Edited by Philip B. Gorelick, Farzaneh A. Sorond

Initially, there was hesitancy by the AD research community to embrace the possible role of vascular risks as precursor factors for the dementias. Over time, however, the concept of prevention of the dementias through modification of vascular risks gained traction in clinical practice. Whereas AD has played a dominant role in the clinical landscape of the dementias, research breakthroughs in regards to the potential importance of vascular risks as precursors to age-related cognitively impairing disorders, and community necropsy studies showing the importance of “mixed” neuropathologic changes (e.g. cooccurrence of stroke and AD brain changes) in more than 50% of the patients, provide support for the importance of vascular risk factors and cerebrovascular disease in the genesis of the dementias.

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Clinics in Geriatric Medicine provides the latest diagnostic and therapeutic information in the field of geriatrics. Published four times a year—in February, May, August, and November—each issue covers a single topic in geriatrics, including cardiovascular disease, common geriatric disorders (such as sarcopenia and frailty), dermatology, emergency care, oncology, patient care, psychiatry, and much more.
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