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October 12, 2016
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High blood pressure may increase dementia risk
High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Experts say, however, that whether controlling high blood pressure reduces the odds of developing dementia has yet to be scientifically proven. Research has shown that there are lifestyle habits you can adopt, such as the management of heart health risk factors, to maintain or potentially improve your health as you age.

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Harris Tea Company continues its support of the Alzheimer’s Association
Harris Tea Company, a regional branded tea leader located in Moorestown, New Jersey, has renewed its support of the Alzheimer’s Association through the sale of its Harris Brand Tea Bags. Until May 31, 2017, Harris Tea will donate 10 cents from each box sold of their Harris Brand Tea Bags, including Green Tea, Decaffeinated Green Tea and Decaffeinated Black Tea, to help the Association’s efforts in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
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