1 January 2008

Small neurological attacks predict stroke and dementia

Temporary amnesia, confusion raise stroke, dementia risk
HealthDay News: 26 December 2007
Brief bouts of amnesia or confusion raise a person's risk of having a stroke or developing dementia, Dutch scientists suggest.

The findings, which add to previous research linking "mini-strokes" to full-fledged strokes, make sense to Dr. Argye Beth Hillis, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine…. > full story : teaching brief

Also view Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Patient Page: Transient Neurological Attacks

Alzheimer's Australia Research Officer, Suzanne Dixon comments: The results of this large-scale study could be essential in preventing nonfocal TNAs from being treated as harmless in future, and helping to identify which TNA patients are most at risk for future neurological problems. (26 January 2008)

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