People whose blood pressure is elevated but still falls within the normal range are at increased risk of accelerated brain aging, researchers report.
A new study reveals an association between high blood pressure in a person's thirties and forties to smaller brain size and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Heightened states of arousal altered neural circuits in a brain area associated with decision making, resulting in some neurons changing from decision making to internal state monitors.
Researchers discuss how blood pressure can influence dementia risks and report raising diastolic blood pressure through daily soleus muscle, or calf muscle, stimulation can help reverse signs of cognitive decline associated with aging.
A daily five-minute workout dubbed "strength training for your breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of cardiovascular health more than aerobic exercise or medications designed to reduce blood pressure.
Teens who find themselves in intense, controlling relationships, where they are denied healthy external friendships and self-discovery, and psychologically controlling parents, have a higher risk for high blood pressure later in life.
High blood pressure, obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels experienced by people in their 20s and 30s appear to have a negative impact on cognitive skills later in life.
Older men who experience higher blood pressure at night could be at a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.
The difference in blood pressure between a person's arms is linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and ultimately death.
Higher than average blood pressure during middle age is associated with an increased risk of and more extensive brain damage in old age.
Anticholinergic medications, commonly used for conditions including allergies, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease, and motion sickness, have been linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline and memory problems, especially in those with genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.