Blood Pressure Drops Increase Dementia Risk.

In Brain Science, Dementia by Brainy Days Ahead

Temporary blood pressure decreases during middle age could mean dementia in later years. Do you ever get dizzy on standing up? Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggest that even fleeting episodes such as this may put you at increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later. In a study of 15,792 residents in four communities in the United States, the researchers find that those people who suffered from temporary blood pressure decreases (called orthostatic hypotension) in middle age were 40 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who did not.