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Stroke Cognitive Impairment

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Lisa Mellon, Linda Brewer, Patricia Hall, Frances Horgan, David Williams, Anne Hickey
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment commonly occurs in the acute phase post-stroke, but may persist with over half of all stroke survivors experiencing some form of long-term cognitive deficit. Recent evidence suggests that optimising secondary prevention adherence is a critical factor in preventing recurrent stroke and the incidence of stroke-related cognitive impairment and dementia. The aim of this study was to profile cognitive impairment of stroke survivors at six months, and to identify factors associated with cognitive impairment post-stroke, focusing on indicators of adequate secondary prevention and psychological function...
2015: BMC Neurology
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