photo (3)There is an important link between our heart and our brain function. In this article in Issue 15, Matthew Pase highlights the importance of maintaining good cardiovascular health in order to maintain good brain function.  He writes “looking after your heart, blood vessels and blood pressure may be one means to reduce the risk of both cardiovascular disease and Vascular Cognitive Impairment.”

It seems that if we are to keep thinking clearly, we need to make sure our heart is functioning well. Having mild hypertension over a long period can so the seeds for dementia.