The Link Between Heart Disease And Dementia
A study published earlier this month concludes that a risk assessment for heart disease can actually more accurately predict cognitive decline than dementia risk scores. Also, though not as strong as the heart disease assessment, risk scores for stroke also predicted cognitive decline better than dementia predictors.
These findings emphasize not only the link between heart disease and cognitive decline, but also the importance of taking care of yourself in all aspects, body and mind, as one effects the other.
The study also suggests a new way to target risk and possibly prevent dementia from developing. Heart disease tests are commonly used by a majority of physicians and can identify key risk factors for cognitive decline.
More information is available at HealthDay.