A mixed hippocampal vascular reserve may protect against cognitive impairment

Takeaway

  • Compared with single patterns, a mixed hippocampal vascular supply enhances cognitive function.

Why this matters

    An increased vascular reserve may play a protective role in hippocampal structural integrity and cognitive function in older adults with small vessel disease. The observed link between vascularization and cognition could lead to greater understanding of hippocampal injury and its cognitive implications.