Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

When the heart pushes too hard, as it does when blood pressure is elevated, it can cause damage that can lead to a stroke, says Dr. Walter Koroshetz.

A new public health campaign says controlling high blood pressure is among the best ways to keep your brain sharp. The neurologist in charge aims to lead by example.

(Image credit: John Rensten/Getty Images)