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Are people with dementia more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolism?

Not necessarily. Alzheimer's dementia may overlap with vascular dementia, and the eventual symptoms can be somewhat similar. Many alzheimer's patients will have existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease -- and in these, heart attacks and strokes will be more common. Brain has blood vessels too! pulmonary embolism can happen if the person becomes more sedentary, and increasing the risk of blood clots. Read more...
Common cause. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increases the risks for heart attacks, strokes and dementia. Things that increase risks to the heart also increase risks for brain disease. These risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Pulmonary embolisms (pe) have very different risk factors. Read more...