Have you felt absentminded anytime these past few days? Do you keep on forgetting a lot of things? Please read on. This article may just help save you from stroke. The things discussed here were based on a clinical research. So what is dementia anyway? It’s a broad term for a brain disorder that leads to memory loss. Is there a connection between dementia and stroke?
Dementia is highly suspected in cases where well educated people begin to show signs of memory loss. Being forgetful is another term for it. This latest finding was published in the journal Stroke.
There were 9, 253 patients involved in the research study with participants aged 55 years and above. All of them were requested to finish a subjective memory complaint questionnaire and perform a Mini-Mental State Examination afterwards.
As stated by Afran Ikram, M.D., an associate professor of neuroepidemiology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands: “Studies have shown how stroke causes memory complaints. Given the shared underlying vascular pathology, we posed the reverse question: ‘Do memory complaints indicate an increased risk of strokes?”
The survey findings disclosed that among the participants by 2012, 134 suffered strokes of the ischemic type, 99 of the hemorrhagic type, and 372 of an uncategorized type. The most crucial finding was that those with memory problems were 39 percent more likely to get a stroke. It was not mentioned however when the program started and when it was ended.
Ikram concluded, “Given the role of education in revealing subjective memory complaints, we investigated the same association but in three separate groups: low education, medium education, and high education. We found that the association of memory complaints with stroke was strongest among people with the highest education. He added, “If in future research we can confirm in their memory should be considered primary targets for further risk assessment and prevention of stroke.”