Winnipeg – A new report points to a strong link between having a stroke and developing dementia.
In fact, it says you can be more than twice as likely to suffer from dementia after having a stroke.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation says it’s because strokes stop blood flow to your brain, killing some cells.
But there is good news, preventing strokes can also prevent dementia later in life.
And both have similar risk factors, including high blood pressure, smoking, eating junk and lack of exercise.