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Severity and treatment of cognitive impairment

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With an increase in life expectancy in the population, the proportion of people with cognitive impairment (CI) increases. Modern neurology focuses on the milder forms of CI: moderate, mild, and subjective CI, which are more promising in terms of successful treatment and slowing down their progression. Age is the leading risk factor for CI, the prevalence of which in the general population of people aged over 65 years reaches 10–15%. The primary role in CI development is played by Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular diseases, mixed vascular-neurodegenerative process, and other types of neurodegenerative diseases, and all of them share some pathophysiological mechanisms. Correction of vascular risk factors plays a leading role in the treatment of pre-dementia stages of CI. The possibilities of using nimodipine in the therapy of CI are analyzed.

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Yu. A. Starchina
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Yulia Aleksandrovna Starchina

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, N.V. Sklifosovsky Institute of Clinical Medicine

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021

V. V. Zakharov
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, N.V. Sklifosovsky Institute of Clinical Medicine

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021


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Starchina Yu.A., Zakharov V.V. Severity and treatment of cognitive impairment. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2021;13(3):119-124. (In Russ.)

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