Hypertension as a risk factor of dementia and cognitive decline in the elderly

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Management of dementia and cognitive decline is a major issue in geriatrics. Since the average age of society is advancing and patients of dementia are increasing, it is important to remove risk factors of dementia and cognitive decline in order to maintain quality of life in the elderly and to save cost of medicine and care. While hypertension has been known to be a risk factor of cerebrovascular events and vascular dementia, recent studies show that midlife hypertension is also a risk factor of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease in late life. Clinical trials and retrospective observation studies also show that treatment of hypertension decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. These issues are also related with the consideration of vascular factors in Alzheimer's disease. The white matter lesion as a consequence of hypertension and its meaning in Alzheimer's disease are also discussed.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)433-436
ページ数4
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Geriatrics
44
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 01-07-2007
外部発表Yes

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Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Hypertension
Vascular Dementia
Geriatrics
Retrospective Studies
Quality of Life
Observation
Medicine
Clinical Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cognitive Dysfunction
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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