Blood pressure and cognitive function in healthy old people.

  title={Blood pressure and cognitive function in healthy old people.},
  author={John M. Starr and Lawrence J. Whalley and Sally A Inch and P. A. Shering},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={41 7},
OBJECTIVE Since hypertension is a major risk factor for multi-infarct dementia, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of blood pressure on cognitive function in elderly subjects on no medication and disease-free. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS 598 healthy community-resident subjects aged 70 years and over who were on no treatment. MEASUREMENTS Blood pressure (BP) and MMSE score, an index of cognitive function. RESULTS Mean age of the sample was 75.7… CONTINUE READING