Dementia risk doubles right after a stroke

FILE PHOTO: Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia are sit inside the Alzheimer foundation in Mexico City April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

(Reuters Health) – People who have recently experienced a stroke may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who haven’t had a stroke, a new study suggests. While stroke has long been linked to a heightened risk of dementia, particularly in older adults, the exact magnitude of the increased risk hasn’t […]

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