The effects of blood pressure lowering on development of cognitive impairment and dementia in patients without apparent prior cerebrovascular disease.

@article{McGuinness2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of blood pressure lowering on development of cognitive impairment and dementia in patients without apparent prior cerebrovascular disease.},
  author={Bernadette McGuinness and Stephen Todd and Peter Passmore and Roger Bullock},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD004034}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension and cognitive impairment are prevalent in older people. It is known that hypertension is a direct risk factor for vascular dementia and recent studies have suggested hypertension also impacts upon prevalence of Alzheimer's disease. The question is therefore whether treatment of hypertension lowers the rate of cognitive decline. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of blood pressure lowering treatments for the prevention of dementia and cognitive decline in patients with… CONTINUE READING

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