Association between Hypertension and Vascular Dementia

Alzwie, Monia (2022-08-16)


Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of Dementia and the rising frequency of the disease in developing countries. Vascular dementia is characterized by a loss in cognitive function, apathy, and depression, and can finally lead to death. It is most typically associated with vascular risk factors or after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Blood pressure has been discovered as a potential risk factor for vascular dementia, as well as a known causal risk factor for stroke. However, investigations on the link between blood pressure and vascular dementia have shown mixed results.