Keeping blood pressure in check
There’s strong evidence linking blood pressure in midlife with brain health in later life, with a recent study of adults in their 50s concluding that controlling blood pressure at this time could help protect the brain from damage.
A third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, though many won’t realise it. If you’re concerned about your blood pressure, or haven’t had it checked for a while, you can have it tested at your doctor’s surgery or at some pharmacies. Anyone over 40 should aim have their blood pressure checked at least every five years and it’s a great opportunity to have a conversation about how you can keep it within healthy limits too.
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