A Stroke of Bad Luck

December 2003
Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/29/2003, Issue 51, p127
This article presents information on an ight-year study of 1,800 adults ages 65 or older with no signs of dementia found that those who had a stroke before or during the investigation were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Researchers do not know whether an unidentified process contributes to both strokes and Alzheimer's or if the damage of a stroke hastens the progression of dementia.


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