New Hypertension In Later Life May Be Associated With Reduced Risk Of Dementia

HealthDay (7/15, Mozes) reports that research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 suggests that high blood pressure “might help to stave off mental decline among the extreme elderly.”

MedPage Today (7/15, Gever) reports, “With mean follow-up 2.8 years (range up to 10 years), the age- and education-adjusted relative risk of incident dementia in 625 prospectively followed individuals was 0.45 (P<0.01) for those with onset of hypertension in their 90s, compared with similarly aged participants remaining hypertension-free.” Related Links:

— “High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia,” Alan Mozes, HealthDay, July 14, 2014.

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