Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health, following 4.28 million individuals, have shown a statistical association indicating that high blood pressure in middle age significantly increases the risk of developing vascular dementia (the second most common form of dementia).
High blood pressure linked to vascular dementia, study shows. London: Alzheimer’s Society, May 18th 2016.
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Emdin, CA. Rothwell, PM. [and] Salimi-Khorshidi, G. [et al] (2016). Blood pressure and risk of vascular dementia: evidence from a primary care registry and a cohort study of transient ischemic attack and stroke. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, May 10th 2016. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Possibly of interest, from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), on early diagnosis:
Chan, S. (2018). Vascular dementia: the long road to diagnosis. Healthcare Professionals: Analysis. [Online]: British Heart Foundation, October 1st 2018.