I'm John and I am new to this forum. I have a rare blood cancer (essential thrombocythemia) which causes elevated platelet levels and increased risk of thrombosis. Last year I had a suspected TIA (no evidence of residual brain damage on MRI scans).
I am following a BHF course on FutureLearn called "IT STARTS WITH YOUR HEART: UNDERSTANDING HEART AND CIRCULATORY DISEASES BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION" and was alarmed to see the statement that-
1 in 3 of all stroke victims go on to develop dementia within 5 years
which scared the living daylights out of me! Can anyone add anything to this statement? Is it applicable to all types of stroke / TIAs?
I would really appreciate some guidance on this