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    History of stroke raises dementia risk by 70 percent

    Mumbai: People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, as per a recent study by the University of Exeter Medical School. It was found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after considering other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The doctors said a history of stroke increases dementia risk by about 70%, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk.