Low blood pressure later in life doesn’t mean you’re free of vascular-related dementia

June 4, 2014 9:46 PM

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Low blood pressure later in life doesn’t mean you’re free of vascular-related dementia

We all know it’s generally healthier to have low blood pressure than high, and research has shown that high blood pressure in youth or middle age can lead to diminished cognitive abilities in old age.

But if your blood pressure drops in old age after having been high earlier on, you’re not necessarily in the clear, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. In fact, the study says, a person’s mid-life blood pressure is a better predictor of late-life dementia than bloo...

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