Diagnosis of hypertension and high blood pressure levels negatively affect cognitive function in older adults.

@article{Waldstein2005DiagnosisOH,
  title={Diagnosis of hypertension and high blood pressure levels negatively affect cognitive function in older adults.},
  author={Shari R. Waldstein and Jessica R Pelletier Brown and Karl J Maier and Leslie I. Katzel},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={174-80}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is associated with diminished performance on tests of cognitive function. The degree to which those diagnosed with hypertension have controlled blood pressure (BP) levels may be a critical determinant of cognitive outcomes. Persons with hypertension and poorly controlled BP are likely to display the worst performance on cognitive tests. PURPOSE The purpose is to examine potential interactive relations of hypertension diagnostic status and current BP levels to cognitive… CONTINUE READING

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