Understanding the Risk Factors of Alzheimer's Disease

While many people associate Alzheimer’s disease with old age, there are actually several other risk factors; additionally, old age does not definitely indicate the development of Alzheimer’s. Watch this video to gain a better understanding of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

Individuals who are over the age of 65 are more prone to developing a dementia disorder like Alzheimer’s disease. Other risk factors include a diet that is high in cholesterol and a sedentary lifestyle. If you have diabetes, hypertension, or a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, your risk is also increased. Finally, if you have endured a traumatic injury to the brain or head, you are also more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

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