Better heart health in midlife may lower dementia risk


ISLAMABAD, APRIL 20 (online): A new study has found that people with better cardiovascular health metrics scores in midlife had a significantly lower risk of late life dementia.
Dementia is a global health issue accompanied by a significant societal and financial burden. Although there are options that may help treat the symptoms, there is currently no cure or disease-modifying therapy.
More than 5 million adults aged 65 years and older in the United States are predicted to have dementia, with projected increases to nearly 14 million people by 2050.
Severe cognitive dysfunction involving difficulties with memory, recognition, language, decision making, attention, and problem solving accompanies dementia. This can interfere with a person’s daily functioning.
Some lifelong modifiable risk factors identified in epidemiological studies, including cardiovascular risk factors from mid to late life, play a crucial role in the onset and progression of dementia.