Tag Archives: Postural Hypotension

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. Full Text Link Reference Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension and Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / PLoS Medicine / NHS Choices)

Summary It appears that people who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when standing up suddenly may be at increased risk of dementia, perhaps due to a decreased flow of blood to the brain. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Falls and Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This factsheet, from the charity Parkinson’s UK, discusses falls and falls prevention in Parkinson’s Disease. It is written specifically to meet the information needs of patients, families and carers. Full Text Link Reference Falls and Parkinson’s. London: Parkinson’s UK, … Continue reading

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