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Old 07-16-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Well there is vascular dementia, which is probably caused by atherosclerosis. Blood pressure is a factor in that, I believe.

The state of our knowledge about Alzheimer's and dementia is still poor, even after years searching for a medical cure. The advice about lifestyle is probably as good as we have right now.

If we stay fit and strong, we won't have the falling problems that beset elders. And we aren't as likely to fall and hit our heads, which for an elder is disastrous. If we keep our blood sugar in check, we might not get dementia as fast as otherwise.

But there is just so much we don't know.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'm wondering if the incidence of Vascular Dementia will surpass Alzheimer's when the Boomers hit old age. I wouldn't be surprised, given the current rate of diabetes and obesity in my generation.
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