Low blood pressure is unlikely to be complication of dementia process

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.111 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:111
  1. V P Prasher,
  2. J A Blair
  1. Senior clinical lecturer Emeritus professor of chemistry Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2QZ

    EDITOR,—Zhenchao Guo and colleagues report an association between low blood pressure and different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.1 Adults with Down's syndrome have a high prevalence of Alzheimer's disease2; they also have significantly lower diastolic and systolic blood pressures than the general population.3 …

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