Hypertension in late life may prevent dementia
Ndividuals who develop high blood pressure at the age 80 or older - known as the 'oldest old' - may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found.

Hypertension and other heart health risk factors are generally thought to increase dementia risk.

"The study found that hypertension is not a risk factor for dementia in people age 90 or over, but is actually associated with reduced dementia risk," said lead author Maria Corrada, Professor at the University of California, Irvine...

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