Late-Life Hypertension May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s
New study results published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association suggest that the onset of high blood pressure later in life is associated with lower dementia risk after age 90, especially if hypertension is developed at age 80 or older.
High blood pressure and other heart-health risk factors are generally thought to increase dementia risk. These new findings challenge this idea and add to scientists’ understanding of hypertension and dementia risk over the course of a person’s life. Continue reading