Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension: Possible Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Stroke (BBC News / Neurology / NHS Choices / European Heart Journal)

Summary

There is an association between postural hypotension in middle age and higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia or stroke in later life.

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Reference

Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC Health News, July 25th 2017.

This relates to:

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Reference

Rawlings, AM. Juraschek, SP. [and] Heiss, G. [et al] (2018). Association of orthostatic hypotension with incident dementia, stroke, and cognitive decline. Neurology. July 25th 2018. [Epub ahead of print].

Further details and analysis are available in the following critical appraisal of this research:

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Reference

People who frequently feel dizzy on standing ‘at future risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, July 26th 2018.

HYVET Cohort Analysis

See also, a different study with similar findings:

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Reference

Peters, R. Anstey, KJ. [and] Booth, A. Orthostatic hypotension and symptomatic subclinical orthostatic hypotension increase risk of cognitive impairment: an integrated evidence review and analysis of a large older adult hypertensive cohort. European Heart Journal. July 24th 2018. [Epub ahead of print].

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