Risk of Dementia: Nearly 3 Times Higher One Year After Stroke: Study

Ottawa: A study by McMaster University reveals that stroke survivors face nearly triple the risk of dementia within a year of the event, with a 150% higher risk for those with brain bleeding. Over 5.5 years, nearly 20% of survivors developed dementia, surpassing the rate of recurrent strokes.

Post-stroke dementia risk remains elevated for up to 20 years, dropping to 1.5 times higher after five years. Lead author Raed Joundi emphasizes monitoring for cognitive decline post-stroke and advocates lifestyle changes like quitting smoking.

The research, to be presented at the 2024 American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, underscores the need for understanding why dementia develops post-stroke.

more recommended stories

Terms of Use:

  • This website Arabian Daily is an individual’s property, not used for any commercial or sales purposes. What you see here are one’s random thoughts in action. I, by no means, endorse any product or party through this, unless stated explicitly.
  • All work you will find here is copyrighted unless stated otherwise. No part of this work can be reproduced in any way with the exception of a) if you share our work, it should link back to this website; b) if you quote any part of our work, it should be properly credited to us with a link to this website.
  • All images used on this website have been taken from open source image websites on the Internet. If any of them are copyrighted to you and you want us to take them down or add credits, please feel free to contact us here, or by using the contact form on this page.
  • The views expressed on Arabian Daily are solely ours. They do not represent any party or any particular school of thought. This website does not promote racism in any form.
  • Privacy Policy:
    This website will respect the readers’ and the writer’s privacy. We do not sell any of their personal or contact information to another company. We do not put your information on spam lists. Also, and more importantly, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of our advertisers or website commenters.
  • Reserve Rights: We reserve the right to change the focus on this website, to shut it down, sell it or to change the terms of use at our own discretion.