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  1. 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.

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