No one has indentified a single cause for Alzheimer's Disease. It is likely to be due to a combination of risk factors.
- Age - this is the greatest risk factor
- Family history - there is some evidence that there may be a genetic link but this is currently under investigation
- Head injury
- Down's syndrome
- Excess alcohol drinking
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Heart Disease
- The reduction in the consumption of Vitamin E and flavonoids (found in green tea and red wine)
- Living with a partner or family
- Engaging in social activity
- Keeping mentally and physically active
- Monitoring cholesterol levels
- A healthy diet e.g. Mediterranean, with minimal alcohol and including some shellfish
- High socio-economic level - predicts a decreased risk of dementia, but if it develops, the onset is later in life.
For more information, please visit the Alzheimer's Society website:
Factores agravantes y factores preventivos de la enfermedad de A
Latest update on May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM by N.T.