Alzheimer’s Risk Factors

We know Alzheimer's strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and kills up to fifty percent of seniors, and that genetics accounts for a low percentage of cases. What about the rest? What are the risk factors? What are we doing that increases Alzheimer's risk?


Alzheimer's Risk Factors

In our Book, Alzheimer's Risk Factors, we analyze 17 Alzheimer's risk factors.

  1. Age
  2. Alcohol abuse
  3. Depression
  4. Diet
  5. Down Syndrome
  6. Gender
  7. Genetics
  8. High blood pressure
  9. Inactive mind
  10. Low formal education
  11. Obesity
  12. Physical inactivity
  13. Prescription drugs
  14. Sleep disorders
  15. Stress
  16. Tobacco
  17. Type-2 Diabetes

When we review the list, there is little or nothing we can do about gender, genetics, or Down syndrome, but we hold some or total control over the other culprits. By learning the risk factors, we can flip the script, adjust our habits, and reduce our risks. Please see our book to study how each relates to Alzheimer's.

2019 Alzheimer's Series