Does chronic pain raise the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or stroke?

  • Patients who reported experiencing widespread pain had an increased incidence of all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.
  • This increased risk is independent of factors such as age, health, or sociodemographic circumstance.
  • Researchers analyzed data from 2,464 participants of the Framingham Offspring Study Cohort, who underwent examination by health practitioners between 1990 and 1994.

Written by Beth JoJack on August 23, 2021 — Fact checked by Anna Guildford, Ph.D.

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