Depression Diabetes Increase Dementia Risk

April 15, 2015

Having depression or diabetes increases dementia risk by up to 80% Even more if you suffer both Having diabetes is associated with a 20% greater risk of developing dementia A depression diagnosis was associated with an 83% increased risk Being diagnosed with both conditions increases the risk by 117% As many as one in five […]

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Vitamin D and Dementia Link

August 14, 2014

Vitamin D and Dementia: A Very Close Association Older patients with very low levels of vitamin D have about a 122% increased risk for dementia compared with those with higher levels, according to a large, prospective, population-based study. The study provides “robust evidence” of the link between vitamin D and cognition and adds important new […]

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Midlife Hypertension Linked to Steeper Cognitive Decline

August 12, 2014

Midlife Hypertension Linked to Steeper Cognitive Decline Having hypertension or elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) in midlife, but not in late-life, was associated with greater cognitive decline, new research suggests. The results of the new study, conducted by investigators at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, adds further evidence supporting an association […]

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