Lightheaded When Standing? Dementia Risk Later? Smilecast 189

Feel Lightheaded when Standing Up? You May Have a Greater Dementia Risk

(Editor’s Note: I am only reporting on the study. It does not imply my endorsement or belief in it)

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up may be experiencing a sudden drop in blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. Now a new study says middle-aged people who experience such a drop may have greater dementia risk and risk of stroke decades later. The study is published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.