How do strokes and acute illness affect thinking and memory? Prof Sarah Pendlebury - Open weeks 2015

In this talk Sarah Pendlebury discusses data showing how stroke or infection can impact on thinking and memory (cognitive function) both in the short (days) and longer term (months to years). Patients who experience worsening of cognition in association with acute illness are at increased risk of complications in hospital such as falls and have an increased likelihood of developing dementia in the future.

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