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Study: Controlling blood pressure lowers risk of memory loss
San Diego Union-Tribune

Add dementia and mild cognitive impairment to the growing list of risks associated with high blood pressure.

The new findings of a study of 9,000 people were presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago.

A stronger-than-ever link between cognitive impairment and high blood pressure is thought to be of best use in family practice.

“I think it does serve as a sort of wake-up call for primary care physicians,” said Dr. Michael Lobatz, a neurologist and medical director of the Scripps Rehabilitation Center.