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People right after a stroke most likely to develop dementia: Study

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

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 been consistent across previous studies investigating this connection. For the current study, researchers pooled data from 48 previous studies with a total of 3.2 million participants worldwide. People who had a recent stroke were 2.2 times more likely to ...

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First Published: Sat, September 08 2018. 22:04 IST