Navigation Links
High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors
Date:2/8/2010

Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure may predict dementia in older adults with impaired executive function (difficulty organizing thoughts and making decisions), but not in those with memory problems, a new study has found.

The study included 990 dementia-free participants, average age 83, who were followed-up for five years. During that time, dementia developed in 59.5 percent of those with and in 64.2 percent of those without high blood pressure. Similar rates were seen in participants with memory dysfunction alone and with both memory and executive dysfunction.

However, among those with executive dysfunction alone, the rate of dementia development was 57.7 percent among those with high blood pressure compared to 28 percent for those without high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension.

"We show herein that the presence of hypertension predicts progression to dementia in a subgroup of about one-third of subjects with cognitive impairment, no dementia," wrote the researchers at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. "Control of hypertension in this population could decrease by one-half the projected 50-percent five-year rate of progression to dementia."

The study findings are published in the February issue of the journal Archives of Neurology.

The findings may prove important for elderly people with cognitive impairment but no dementia, the study authors noted.

"Worldwide, neurologic disorders are the most frequent cause of disability-adjusted life years; among these, cerebrovascular disease is the most common risk factor, and dementia is the second most common. There is no preventive or therapeutic intervention to mitigate this public health burden," the researchers wrote.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about dementia.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Feb. 8, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. A better sign of blood vessel narrowing and early coronary artery disease
2. American Red Cross and Other U.S. Blood Centers Send Blood to Haiti
3. Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots
4. Long Before Symptoms, Blood May Reveal Rheumatoid Arthritis
5. Fat Tissue May Be a Source of Valuable Blood Stem Cells, Study Says
6. Hematologists Can Now Earn CME Credits Through the Journal Blood
7. Memorial Blood Centers Names Campbell Mithun’s Jeff Naughtin Event Chair for What’s Your Type? Benefit
8. Blood test can predict rheumatoid arthritis before symptoms arise
9. Aging of Blood Stem Cells May Be Reversible
10. Fat tissue may be a source of valuable blood stem cells, study says
11. Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risk of Death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... ... “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love””: a delightful adventure of two friends who play ... Spirit: “Love”” is the creation of published author, Halimah Jones, who was born and ... an avid writer, her inspiration for “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love”” blossomed from her ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), ... education and awareness, today announced the appointment of Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D. as ... has more than 20 years of research experience with Lyme and other tick-borne ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... SABRE is ... run from September 11 to the end of November. , The Chicago, Illinois, based ... their community and teach them about the ease of taking their personal safety into ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... in their communities, nine governmental public health departments have been awarded five-year accreditation ... decisions mean that the benefits of being served by a PHAB-accredited health ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... The New England Center for ... today the election of Yie-Hsin Hung to the Board of Directors. , “The ... of Directors. Ms. Hung is an invaluable addition to our team,” said Vincent Strully, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... -- NeuroRx, a clinical stage biopharma company developing the first ... been granted Fast Track status by the US Food and ... followed by NRX-101 (D-cycloserine + lurasidone). The company will shortly ... therapy targeting patients who are admitted to Emergency Departments with ... ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... N.J. , Sept. 5, 2017  Getinge, ... has created a vibrant charitable donation program -- ... and support congenital heart defect research by The ... providers and the general public are encouraged to ... and submit the completed artwork to the gallery ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... Like Us ( https://explorerslikeus.com/ ) is embarking on "An American ... these experiences as part of Life Environments™, a new technology ... ... beats a walk, jog or simply playing in a garden ... next best thing when getting there isn’t possible. Life Environments™ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: