The Relationship Between Heart Disease And Dementia Exists – Part 1 of 2
The Relationship Between Heart Disease And Dementia Exists. Older women with compassion disease might be at increased risk for dementia, according to a new study. Researchers followed nearly 6500 US women, superannuated 65 to 79, who had healthy brain function when the study started. Those with heart disease were 29 percent more likely to experience mental decline over occasion than those without heart disease. The risk of mental decline was about twice as high among women who’d had a heart attack as it was among those who had not.
Women who had a heart bypass operation, surgery to bump off a blockage in a neck artery or peripheral artery disease also were at increased risk for mental decline. Heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes also increased the danger for mental decline, but obesity did not significantly boost the risk, according to the study, which was published in the Dec 18, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our study provides further new denote that this relationship between heart disease and dementia does exist, especially among postmenopausal women,” study author Dr Bernhard Haring said in a journal news release.