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22-3-2019 10:00 AM

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22-3-2019 11:30 AM

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Background: Dementia, a result of vascular disease, leads to vascular cognitive impairment. There are a variety of disease processes and mechanisms thought to contribute to vascular dementia. As the population continues to age, the cost and burden to care for those with dementia will grow exponentially. There are currently few studies that consider therapies for this disease as there is no known cure.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify the risk factors and health behaviors that contribute to vascular dementia. A secondary objective is to review the proposed treatments for vascular dementia.

Method: A search of CINAHL and PsycINFO resulted 43 articles. After further review 14 articles that met inclusion criteria were included in the integrative literature review.

Conclusion: Risk factors and that contribute to cognitive dementia may include atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hypoperfusion, diabetes mellitus, vascular inflammation, other vessel disease, diet, smoking, and low socioeconomic status. A variety of therapies are suggested, but there is no definitive treatment for vascular dementia established in the literature.

Key Words: Vascular dementia, cognitive impairment, risk factors, therapies

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Mar 22nd, 10:00 AM Mar 22nd, 11:30 AM

Risk Factors and Therapies for Vascular Dementia: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Background: Dementia, a result of vascular disease, leads to vascular cognitive impairment. There are a variety of disease processes and mechanisms thought to contribute to vascular dementia. As the population continues to age, the cost and burden to care for those with dementia will grow exponentially. There are currently few studies that consider therapies for this disease as there is no known cure.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify the risk factors and health behaviors that contribute to vascular dementia. A secondary objective is to review the proposed treatments for vascular dementia.

Method: A search of CINAHL and PsycINFO resulted 43 articles. After further review 14 articles that met inclusion criteria were included in the integrative literature review.

Conclusion: Risk factors and that contribute to cognitive dementia may include atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hypoperfusion, diabetes mellitus, vascular inflammation, other vessel disease, diet, smoking, and low socioeconomic status. A variety of therapies are suggested, but there is no definitive treatment for vascular dementia established in the literature.

Key Words: Vascular dementia, cognitive impairment, risk factors, therapies