Edited by Carol Brayne and Daniel Davis
It is increasingly recognised that cognitive decline can be precipitated by acute events, such as delirium, surgery or intensive care unit admission. Moreover, cognitive impairment is observed in connection with many chronic systemic disorders, such as heart failure and diabetes. This special series, published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, explores how acute and chronic systemic illness might lead to permanent decrements in cognition, and addresses how processes outside the brain might interact, influence and affect the pathophysiology of cognitive decline and dementia.
This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editors, with final decisions made by the Editors-in-Chief. The Series Editors and Editors-in-Chief declare no competing interests.