The medical community dealing with older hypertensive patients should have a simple and pragmatic approach to early identify and precisely treat these patients. Both hypertension and cognitive decline are undeniably growing pandemics in developed or epidemiologically transitioning societies. Furthermore, there is a clear-cut connection between exposure to the increased blood pressure (BP) and development of cognitive decline.
Therefore, a group of experts in the field from the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and from the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) gathered together to answer practical clinical question that often face the physician when dealing with their hypertensive patient in a routine clinical practice. They elaborated a Decision – making approach to help standardized such clinical evaluation.
RUNNING TITLE: Cognitive screening in older hypertensive subjects
Hypertension; Hypertension Mediated Organ Damage; Assessment; Cognition; Dementia; Prevention; Arterial Stiffness.