High Blood Pressure in Old Age Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease In the past decade, researchers have studied the association between blood pressure, among older people, and Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, more studies with concordant results have shown that the elderly with hypertension ( high blood pressure ) are more likely to have biomarkers of Alzheimer’s.
A new study done by researchers from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has revealed that high blood pressure when we are older may do harm to the brain and lead to dementia. This goes against prior beliefs that high blood pressure when we are older does less harm than when we are young.
Maintaining lower blood pressure has always been important, but now we have one more reason why it is so important to do so.