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Is Dementia Hereditary?

Is Dementia Hereditary?

Your genetic background is responsible, at least in part, for your propensity to inherit certain medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. The more family members you have who are affected by certain types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, the greater your risk becomes. So, strictly speaking, is dementia

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for

3. Who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most

1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Just about everyone experiences some memory lapses as they age. You may forget the name of someone you just met or not remember where you parked the car. Most memory slips like this can be overcome with memory tricks or by being more organized (such as always putting your glasses

Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer’s Disease; Anti-Depressants; Spasticity

Q: Is it true that a bad head injury can cause Alzheimer’s disease?

A: While there is as yet no definitive proof that a single head injury can actually cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a number of studies have suggested it may increase risk for dementia. A recent study, published online Feb.

Heart Disease May Put You At Risk for Dementia

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in this country, with 400,000 succumbing to heart attack, heart failure or stroke every year. Yet the high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease indicates the threat is not being taken seriously.
If you are not concerned about your heart health, listen

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