BP variations may raise dementia risk

By American Heart Association News In a study of older Japanese people, large variations in blood pressure readings during home monitoring were associated with a higher risk of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. “Home monitoring of blood pressure may be useful to assess the future risk of dementia,” said  lead study author Tomoyuki

CHA Partnership Leads to Reduction of Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality in Senior Residents

Innovative partnerships enable seniors to stay alive and healthy, as demonstrated by the senior residents of three Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) buildings who participated in the annual “Check. Change. Control.” program sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). Over the last five years since the program began, about half of the participants’ blood pressure has

Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Two recent studies highlight diverse but promising approaches, and a few potential pitfalls, in better preventing cardiovascular disease across broad populations. One study focused on patients 75 and older in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a sweeping effort to discover whether heart disease and stroke rates could be reduced if blood pressure targets