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Blood pressure drug being used to treat dementia

MaNaAk

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Jun 19, 2016
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Hello Everyone,

According to my computer there is an article in the Daily Mail about a blood pressure drug being used to treat dementia.

MaNaAk
 

Sarasa

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Here is the link if anyone is interested.
I haven't read it properly but it seems to suggest keeping blood pressure low helps prevent vascular dementia. However like all these articles it's hedged round with conditional statements, such as 'could' or 'if'.
 

MaNaAk

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Jun 19, 2016
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Essex
Here is the link if anyone is interested.
I haven't read it properly but it seems to suggest keeping blood pressure low helps prevent vascular dementia. However like all these articles it's hedged round with conditional statements, such as 'could' or 'if'.
In dad's case his felodipine tablets (blood pressure) had to be removed because it was making him fall and making his Alzheimers progress even faster.

MaNaAk
 

jennifer1967

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my husband takes that particular tablet. has been on it 2-3 yrs now. im on ramipril for mine and it works. with vascular dementia, it might make sense as its the blood vessels that get narrowed and reduce flow to the brain. but it doesnt take in the lifestyle that they could have eg, diet, smoking, drinking, exercise, which with my husband seems to have done as much damage as anything else. it also depends at what age its given, if older then the damage may well be already done so other than precautionary, i might not make a lot of difference