Authors: Alice Weatherston
A study carried out in the Netherlands has investigated whether a multicomponent intervention targeting vascular risk factors is capable of preventing new cases of dementia. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 (22 – 28th July 2016, ON, Canada).
To date, the association between cardiovascular health and lifestyle-related risk factors with cognitive decline has not been fully understood and it is unclear whether targeting these risk factors could help to prevent dementia. The Prevention of Dementia By Intensive Vascular Care (preDIVA), led by Edo Richard (Academic Medical Center; Amsterdam, Netherlands), aimed to address this.