1. Pathophysiology and epidemiology Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh and Vladimir Hachinski; 2. Diagnosis of potentially preventable dementias Jose G. Merino and Clinton B. Wright; 3. The brain at risk stage Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh and Vladimir Hachinski; 4. The patient with cognitive impairment Krister Hakansson, Miia Kivipelto and Tiia Ngandu; 5. Cognitive decline in transient ischemic attacks or minor strokes Antonia Nucera, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh and Vladimir Hachinski; 6. The stroke patient and cognition Michael Brainin and Yvonne Teuschi; 7. Reversible dementias Lawrence S. Honig; 8. Prevention of dementia J. David Spence.
Captures advancements in the vascular cognitive impairment approach to dementia, providing clear guidelines in diagnoses and management.
Vladimir Hachinski is the Distinguished University Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He trained in neurology and research in Montreal, Toronto, London, UK and Copenhagen. Professor Hachinski introduced the concepts brain at risk, multi-infarct dementia, leukoaraiosis, vascular cognitive impairment and his eponymic ischemic scale. Professor Hachinski has co-authored 17 books and over 800 publications, was the Editor of Stroke and President of the World Federation of Neurology. His awards include the International BIAL Merit Award in Medical Sciences and the Prince Mahidol Award.