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PTSD doubles dementia risk in older veterans

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

Findings link disorder caused by wartime trauma with cognitive declineupdated 2:29 p.m. ET, Mon., July 13, 2009 CHICAGO – Older veterans who have had post-traumatic stress disorder have nearly double the risk of dementia than other veterans, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The findings, presented at an Alzheimer’s Association meeting in Vienna, are the first to link PTSD – a debilitating anxiety disorder that can be caused by wartime trauma – with dementia. “The million-dollar question is why,” said Dr. Ronald Petersen of the Alzheimer’s Association...

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