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Book Reviews
May 2005

Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Preventable Dementia

Arch Neurol. 2005;62(5):831-832. doi:10.1001/archneur.62.5.831-b

edited by John V. Bowler, MD, FRCP, and Vladimir Hachinski, MD, FRCP, DSc, 368 pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 0-19-263267-1, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 2003.

The notion that cerebrovascular disease can cause severe cognitive deficits has been recognized in literature for several centuries. However, the diagnosis of vascular dementia (VaD) is still problematic; this issue is addressed very well in this book. The first and last chapters by Drs Bowler and Hachinski provide a clear insight of the current problems in the clinical diagnosis of VaD and set the framework for future research.