MAIL ONLINE: How high blood pressure can give you dementia (and what you should be doing to protect yourself)

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Release date: 24/9/2018

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At best, these drugs merely slow down deterioration. ‘The truth is that every drug that’s been touted as a treatment that will reverse dementia has failed,’ says Tony Heagerty, a professor of medicine at the University of Manchester.A better understanding of this association could soon emerge with a study planned at the University of Manchester involving 41,000 people aged 70.

It will compare a group who have well-controlled blood pressure — less than 130 — with a group whose blood pressure is 140 or above — both groups will include people taking either blood pressure pills or a placebo.

‘It’s at about the age of 70 that people start to show signs of dementia, and we will be able to confirm quickly if there is a benefit in intensively reducing blood pressure in this older age group,’ says Professor Heagerty, who is leading the trial.

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TitleHow high blood pressure can give you dementia (and what you should be doing to protect yourself)
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/09/18
DescriptionAt best, these drugs merely slow down deterioration. ‘The truth is that every drug that’s been touted as a treatment that will reverse dementia has failed,’ says Tony Heagerty, a professor of medicine at the University of Manchester.A better understanding of this association could soon emerge with a study planned at the University of Manchester involving 41,000 people aged 70.

It will compare a group who have well-controlled blood pressure — less than 130 — with a group whose blood pressure is 140 or above — both groups will include people taking either blood pressure pills or a placebo.

‘It’s at about the age of 70 that people start to show signs of dementia, and we will be able to confirm quickly if there is a benefit in intensively reducing blood pressure in this older age group,’ says Professor Heagerty, who is leading the trial.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6203031/How-high-blood-pressure-dementia.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
PersonsAnthony Heagerty