Blood Pressure-Lowering Medications Linked to Less Memory Decline in Older Adults
Jun 23, 2021 2:57 pm
Researchers gathered information from 14 studies of nearly 12,900 adults ages 50 years and older. These included studies done in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Japan. The meta-analysis found:
- Older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medicines that cross the blood-brain barrier had better memory recall for up to 3 years of follow-up compared to those taking medicines that do not cross the blood-brain barrier even though they had a higher level of vascular risk.
- Adults taking hypertension medications that did not cross the blood-brain barrier had better attention for up to 3 years of follow-up.