Orthostatic hypotension linked to increased dementia risk

Orthostatic hypotension, even without symptoms, increases the risk of developing dementia, an observational study suggests.

The study of 6200 patients with an average age of 68.5 found that those with orthostatic hypotension had a 15% increased risk of being diagnosed with dementia during 15 years' follow-up.

The risk of dementia existed regardless of whether participants felt faint or unwell along with the blood