Excessive smoking can increase the risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s. Research Kaiser Permanente Division of Research California, United States, found that active smokers up to two packs per day increased the risk of Alzheimer’s as much as 157 percent and 172 percent of vascular dementia.
Study involving 21 123 patients were by looking at the notes of life of patients from 1994 to 2008. Note that included age, sex, education, race, marital status, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, body mass index, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and use of alcohol.
“The study found that smoking affects the vascular system, also affect blood pressure and increased risk of blood clots which is closely related to Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia,” said Rachel A. Whitmer, head of research at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research of California.
Dementia literally means de (= loss) and mensia (= soul). But more generally defined as intellectual impairment due to reduced function of the outside of brain tissue (cortex). Dementia is a decline in intellectual quality that accompanied the observation disturbances, decreased memory, decreased ability to solve problems, reduction in communication and language skills, as well as a decrease in emotional control.