Tight blood pressure control reduces Alzheimer’s dementia risk

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Lowering blood pressure to recommended levels can prevent dementia and the memory and thinking problems that often show up first, researchers reported Wednesday.

People whose top blood pressure reading was taken down to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, the loss of memory and brain processing power that usually precedes Alzheimer’s, the study found. 

And they were 15 percent less likely to eventually develop dementia.

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