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General anaesthetic for over 65s raises risk of dementia
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Having a general anaesthetic in later life could raise the risk of developing dementia by a third, warn researchers.

Brain changes caused by the anaesthetic could lead to Alzheimer’s within a few years in some patients, according to a study.

It has long been known that having a general anaesthetic may result in poor brain functioning straight after an operation, especially in the elderly. Read more


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