The evidence for treating hypertension in older people with dementia: a systematic review

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The evidence for treating hypertension in older people with dementia: a systematic review

Revisiones sistemáticasPor: L C Beishon, J K Harrison, R H Harwood, T G Robinson, J R F Gladman y S P Conroy.  Journal of Human Hypertension (2014) 28, 283–287.

Hypertension and dementia commonly co-exist in older people, yet guidance is lacking on how to manage these co-existing conditions. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence for the treatment of hypertension in older people with dementia. Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and the national research register archives were searched. Inclusion criteria were: randomised controlled trial of hypertension treatment, included participants aged 65+ years, participants had a diagnosis of dementia (global cognitive decline for at least 6 months affecting daily function), and the study assessed cognitive outcomes using validated tools.

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