Shah RC, Wilson RS, Bienias JL, Arvanitakis Z, Evans DA, Bennett DA.
Relation of blood pressure to risk of incident Alzheimer's disease and change in global cognitive function in older persons.
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Further evidence that RECENT blood pressure measures are not related to occurrence of AD or cognitive decline. Earlier reports suggested that, by contrast, midlife blood pressure is a potent predictor of same. What is needed is resolution of the question whether the decline from earlier pressures is a precipitant of dementia, or whether it results from the development of the disease process.