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Doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. Is it likely to lead to dementia?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Whoa! Slow down.
Dementia is a complex issue.
One risk factor, particularly when well controlled, is not likely to result in dementia. Rather than worrying about dementia, focus on taking good care of yourself and taking your medication.

In brief: Whoa! Slow down.
Dementia is a complex issue.
One risk factor, particularly when well controlled, is not likely to result in dementia. Rather than worrying about dementia, focus on taking good care of yourself and taking your medication.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not if treated
Yes, cerebrovascular risk factors certainly include hypertension, and blood pressure problems may if untreated lead to events causing cognitive impairment.
Here is another terrific reason to work closely with your doctor and follow advice.

In brief: Not if treated
Yes, cerebrovascular risk factors certainly include hypertension, and blood pressure problems may if untreated lead to events causing cognitive impairment.
Here is another terrific reason to work closely with your doctor and follow advice.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Anita Prakash
The hallmark of hypertension induced dementia is a step-wise deterioration clinically. And it is called multi-infarct dementia confirmed by CT findings.
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