Age Determines Risk Factors for Dementia

Using data from the Framingham Heart Study, researchers report the following are age-associated risk factors for dementia: hypertension at age 55, heart disease at age 65, and a history of diabetes or stroke after age 70. Lead author Dr. Emer McGrath writes, “Dementia is a complicated disease and risk prediction scores need to be tailored to the individual…Our findings support the use of age-specific risk prediction scores for dementia instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.” Neurology, May 2022

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