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.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

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'. Subscribe