Possible Cognitive Benefits Found In Dementia Patients Taking Centrally Acting ACE Inhibitors

An observational study from Ireland raises the intriguing possibility that certain blood pressure lowering drugs, centrally acting ACE inhibitors, may help slow the cognitive decline that is a hallmark of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The study, published in BMJ Open, followed the rates of cognitive decline in 3 groups of patients: dementia patients being treated with centrally acting ACE inhibitors, dementia patients being treated with non-centrally acting ACE inhibitors, and dementia patients newly treated with centrally acting ACE inhibitors.

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