Risk factors for dementia accumulate during life, but the effect of concomitant diseases on cognitive decline across the lifespan is still undefined. A new study has shown that focal epilepsy is associated with a considerable risk of developing dementia, but that this effect is magnified by modifiable cardiovascular risk factors.
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Romoli, M., Costa, C. Cardiovascular risk factors for epilepsy and dementia. Nat Rev Neurol 19, 391–392 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-023-00826-x