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  • I – In Asia, vascular dementia is more common due to intracranial atherosclerosis.
  • N – Neurodegenerative dementia is observed in isolated populations like tribal New Guinea.
  • V – Vascular risk factors contribute to the rise of dementia in developing countries.
  • O – Opportunistic infections like HIV and syphilis are major contributors to dementia.
  • L – Lasting effects on cognition may occur with SARS-CoV-2 involvement.
  • V – Vascular dementia rates are increasing in developing countries.
  • E – Effects on cognition can be caused by involvement of brain microvasculature.
  • M – Mood changes and cognitive difficulties may persist after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • E – Epidemiological factors such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus contribute to vascular dementia.
  • N – Naturally, CNS infections like tuberculosis and cysticercosis are associated with dementia.
  • T – Tau, TDP-43, and alpha-synuclein aggregation are seen in the Guam complex (Lytico-bodig disease).


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