Parkinson’s Induced Dementia Delayed By Blood Pressure Treatment

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For those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the key to slowing their cognitive decline could be as simple as treating their blood pressure. Neurocirculatory abnormalities are to blame for the cognitive dysfunction associated with PD and doctors think that treating these abnormalities could slow the decline.

The Catholic University of Korea recently performed comprehensive tests on 87 patients with early signs of PD. The results support the idea that dementia and cognitive impairments stem from circulatory problems such as orthostatic hypertension or supine hypertension.

For a detailed look at the results of the tests, read Liam Davenport’s article at News-Medical.

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