Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

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qRoughly one of every three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including more than 70 per cent of persons older than 75 years of age. Long associated with increased risk for mortality and disability, CVD is also a major risk factor for stroke and cerebrovascular disease. There has been growing consensus that CVD is also an important contributor to poor neurocognitive outcome in its own right. Numerous studies now link CVD to accelerated cognitive decline, structural and functional brain abnormalities, including neurodegenerative conditions in the elderly. This book was written to provide up-to-date insight into these heart-brain connections and the neuropsychology of CVD. ...Both clinicians and researchers in neuropsychology, health psychology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics and many others will find this book an important resource.q--Back cover.However, this does not rule out the possibility that autonomic dysfunction may occur in a small number of AD cases, ... is now given much more weight in the third set of consensus criteria for the diagnosis of DLB.55 Autonomic Dysfunction inanbsp;...

Title:Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease
Author:Ronald A. Cohen, John Gunstad
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2010


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