Stiff Vessels, Low Blood Flow in the Brain Forewarn of Dementia

Stiff Vessels, Low Blood Flow in the Brain Forewarn of Dementia

A combination of high blood pressure and decreased blood flow inside the brain may spur the build-up of harmful plaque and signal the onset of dementia, USC researchers have found. "If you have problems with the blood vessels in the brain, then you're going to end up with difficulty with thinking skills, cognition, memory, and ultimately this can be related to other brain pathologies such as Alzheimer's disease," said Daniel Nation, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology at USC Dornsife. For the study published June 1 in the journal Brain, Nation used patient data from...

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