A new study shows that aggressively lowering blood pressure can possibly lower the risk of people developing a cognitive disease, which includes symptoms of dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study called Sprint Mind, discovered that aggressively treating blood pressure as well a lowering the top no. from 140 mm Hg to 120 mm Hg can reduce the chances of a person developing Dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
Jennifer Speckien, Director, Aging and Disability Research Center said that when the subject comes to Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, concentrating on the heart health can act as a helping grace. Exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, with less sodium and consumption of alcohol are all good for the heart health and will help to reduce the risk of a person developing Dementia, said Speckien. She further said that the details this new study provides is incredible as it gives people a choice to take control over their health.
For the study, the researchers looked at over 9000 people who suffered with heart problems or had an increased risk of getting affected with a heart disease. The patients who received an intense blood pressure treatment showed a 19% reduced risk of getting their thinking and memory skills affected. According to Speckien, the disease affects more and more people each day and the number will continue to increase as the aging population continues to grow.
Hence, the researchers suggest that everyone should start considering about their cognitive health now and get cardiovascular risk factors checked as soon as possible.
Speckien further said that Dementia and Alzheimer’s is more common in people who are more than the age of 80 while younger population is slowly beginning to see diagnoses. She further said that it is significant to spread awareness about the issue. Moreover, the health officials recommend that if you have concerns about risk of memory loss or your health then you should contact a doctor immediately.