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High blood pressure can help PREVENT dementia in very elderly people

People who develop high blood pressure very late in life may find it has an unexpected benefit -  a lower risk of dementia.

Those with the highest readings were the least likely to have the disease, a study has found.

While an elevated reading during middle age is thought to increase the risk of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, the effect seems to be reversed later in life.

There is emerging evidence that the role of high blood pressure in dementia risk may change over time -  and may instead help protect against dementia in people age 90 and over, say the study authors. 
Read more: Mail Online