Control blood pressure and you may stave off dementia

A study was started in 2010 to see if aggressively lowering blood pressure would reduce a range of health complications, including heart disease and dementia.
A study was started in 2010 to see if aggressively lowering blood pressure would reduce a range of health complications, including heart disease and dementia.PHOTO: REUTERS

For the first time, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years.

Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2018, with the headline 'Control blood pressure and you may stave off dementia'. Print Edition | Subscribe