Agent Orange Exposure Coupled With PTSD May Be Tied To Increased Risk Of Dementia

MedPage Today (7/22, Fiore) reports that Agent Orange exposure coupled with having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appears to be tied to “a significantly increased risk of dementia (hazard ratio 1.67, 95% CI 1.27 to 2.18),” according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after evaluating “VA electronic medical record data on 46,737 Vietnam veterans over age 55 who had at least one baseline visit and one follow-up visit, and who did not have dementia at baseline.”

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— “Agent Orange Plus PTSD Equals Extra Dementia Risk,” Kristina Fiore , Medpage Today, July 21, 2015.

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