A nationwide study in Sweden of 19,743 dementia patients in the Swedish Dementia Registry found that cardiovascular medication is used extensively across dementia disorders and particularly in vascular and mixed dementia.

Several cardiovascular disorders have been suggested as risk factors for dementia, such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

Correct management of these conditions can slow down cognitive decline, reduce the risk for dementia and maintain stability in patients with dementia.

The authors recommend that future research should investigate the tolerability and effectiveness of these drugs in the different dementia disorders.

Source:  Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy