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Intensive treatment of blood pressure helps prevent memory decline in older adults

By: Gad Marshall, MD, Contributor Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an epidemic, and current FDA-approved medications for AD only modestly and temporarily help the symptoms of dementia. There are no approved treatments for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the prevention of dementia. MCI is a condition in which older adults have a decline in their memory, and possibly other thinking abilities, while remaining independent in most of their activities of daily living. MCI is commonly…

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