• Raymond T. F. Cheung
  • Vladimir Hachinski
Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)


Dementia may be defined as any acquired condition of chronic global cognitive decline severe enough to interfere with an independent social or occupational existence. Despite methodological differences, prevalence studies reveal a consistent relationship between the prevalence of dementia and age, with rates doubling every 5 yr of age (1). The worldwide increasing proportions of older age groups within populations and the rising incidence of dementia among people of advancing age make dementia a great challenge to neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, epidemiologists, sociologists, demographers, nurses, care-givers, the pharmaceutical industry, government, and society.


Cerebral Infarction Vascular Dementia Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Vascular Cognitive Impairment Vascular Mechanism 
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