Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to #Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia

Originally posted 2016-07-04 12:44:09.

While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly is found in elderly people, may contribute more significantly to Alzheimer’s disease dementia than was previously believed, revealed a new study published in June in The Lancet Neurology, a British medical journal.

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