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Risk of dementia was nearly three times higher the first year after a stroke
February 01, 2024
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release:

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In a large population study conducted in Canada, the risk of dementia was nearly 3 times higher in the first year after a stroke, then fell to a 1.5-times increased risk by the 5-year mark and remained elevated 20 years later.

Having a stroke increased the risk of dementia by 80%, even after accounting for other dementia ri . . .

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