Cardiovascular Health in Old Age Associated With Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (NHS Choices / JAMA)

Summary

Fresh evidence from France suggests that favourable cardiovascular health metrics – measured using the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Life’s Simple 7 Metrics tool – and higher cardiovascular health scores, are associated with a lower risk of developing dementia and lower rates of cognitive decline.

“What’s interesting is that the people in this study were aged 65 and older, suggesting that even at this age adopting healthy behaviours could have beneficial effects”.

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Reference

Study confirms that keeping the heart healthy also reduces dementia risk. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, August 22nd 2018.

This relates to:

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Reference

Samieri, C. Perier, MC. [and] Gaye, B. [et al] (2018). Association of cardiovascular health level in older age with cognitive decline and incident dementia. JAMA. August 21st 2018; 320(7): pp.657-664.

A related editorial:

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Reference

Saver, JL. [and] Cushman, M. (2018). Striving for ideal cardiovascular and brain health: it is never too early or too late. JAMA. August 21st 2018; 320(7): pp.645-647.

Possibly also of interest, on the “never too early” front:

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Reference

Williamson, W. Lewandowski, AJ. [and] Forkert, ND. [et al] (2018). Association of cardiovascular risk factors with MRI indices of cerebrovascular structure and function and white matter hyperintensities in young adults. JAMA. August 21st 2018; 320(7): pp.665-673.

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