Dementia Risk Factors Vary By Age

Dementia Risk Factors Vary By Age

Risk factors associated with developing dementia varied by age, a longitudinal analysis showed.

At age 55, diabetes (HR 3.35, P=0.003) and high systolic blood pressure (HR 1.17, P=0.006) were the most important predictors of future dementia, reported Emer McGrath, MBBCh, PhD, of National University of Ireland Galway, and co-authors in Neurology.

At 65, non-stroke cardiovascular disease (HR 2.12, P=0.001) was the most important risk factor predicting 10-year dementia. For people in their 70s, diabetes (HR 1.97, P

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