Stroke is the second most common cause of cognitive impairment

 

Stroke is the second most common cause of cognitive impairment and dementia and can significantly affect your attention, memory, planning and other executive functions.

Strokes are usually classified into two major categories: and hemorrhagic and ischemic. Hemorrhagic strokes are the ones which result from the rupture of a blood vessel while ischemic strokes are those that are caused by interruption of the blood supply.

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