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Living with Dementia


Could hypertension drugs help people with Alzheimer’s?

Within the next 20 years it is expected the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will double from its current figure of half a million to one million. A new study has looked at whether certain types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, also called hypertension, might have beneficial effects in… Could hypertension drugs help people with Alzheimer’s?   

Hypertension affects brain capacity

Can dementias and mild cognitive impairment be influenced in their course by diseases and risk factors? This is the subject of a study reported by Thorleif Etgen and co-authors in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[44]: 743-50).

Increasingly larger numbers of people are affected by mild cognitive impairments… Hypertension affects brain capacity   

Dementia Increases Risk for Preventable Hospitalizations

A large number of hospitalizations of people with dementia may be preventable, according to a just released study from the University of Washington.

Researchers found that elderly people with dementia had a 78% higher risk of being needlessly hospitalized due to avoidable illness than seniors not suffering from dementia.

Additionally, 86% of those stricken… Dementia Increases Risk for Preventable Hospitalizations   

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