Alzheimer’s disease risk factors
The NHS highlights other known risk factors that could increase a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia.
Certain risk factors can not be modified; for example, the probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease after the age of 65 doubles every five years.
Other modifiable risk factors include several conditions, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease.
Habitual risks for Alzheimer’s disease include smoking and leading a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity.
Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk