Educational content on VJNeurology is intended for healthcare professionals only. By visiting this website and accessing this information you confirm that you are a healthcare professional.

Share this video  

AAN 2024 | Post-stroke cognitive decline: prevalence and predictors

From the existing literature, it is widely quoted that up to one-third of patients who have suffered from a stroke will exhibit cognitive decline. Ronald M. Lazar, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, highlights that this is a delayed effect and that the reasons for the cognitive decline seen in these patients are not yet fully understood. Studies are investigating whether the management of risk factors post-stroke, including diabetes and hypertension, can reduce the incidence of decline. Prof. Lazar also outlines some of the likely predictors of cognitive impairment following stroke, such as family history, presence of vascular risk factors, alcohol consumption, and poor sleep. This interview took place at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting 2024 in Denver, CO.

These works are owned by Magdalen Medical Publishing (MMP) and are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All rights are reserved.