Cognitive reserve factors that influence the association between vascular brain injury and cognition

Takeaway

  • To improve cognitive health, interventions are required to prevent cerebrovascular disease and encourage healthier lifestyles.

Why this matters

  • Cognitive reserve is the factors that lead to differences in cognition despite patients having the same type and degree of brain pathology.

  • Influencing factors can include social engagement, marital status, height, and physical activity.

  • Few studies have examined cognitive reserve in patients with vascular brain injury and its downstream effects on cognition; therefore, more research is warranted.