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Title: The role of hypertension and inflammation on the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease patients
Author: Nelson, Lucy
ISNI:       0000 0004 5993 1395
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2016
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Background: This study aimed to assess the effect of blood pressure and inflammation on the cognitive symptoms of mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. Mid-life high blood pressure is known to be a risk factor for dementia, whereas low blood pressure in older age associates with poorer cognitive performance. Increased inflammation is also associated with the development of AD, and so this study assessed the impact of both blood pressure and inflammation on individual cognitive symptoms within AD patients. The possible synergistic effect of blood pressure, markers of vascular health asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and Fetuin-A, and markers of inflammation upon cognition was also assessed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: A000 Medicine