ACE inhibitors may benefit dementia patients, study says

07/29/2013 | HealthDay News

Researchers tracked more than 350 older adults with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and found that those treated with centrally acting ACE inhibitors such as captopril and fosinopril demonstrated a slower decline in memory and mental skills than patients who didn't use the drugs. Patients who were newly started on the blood pressure medications also showed small improvements in mental ability in the first six months of therapy. The findings were reported in BMJ Open.

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