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
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The critical difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease and dementia is a term used to describe symptoms that can be caused by a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So, the answer to the question, “Is there a difference between Alzheimer’s and
If, by 2025, researchers can develop a treatment that delays symptoms by five years, nearly 6 million people could be spared from this disease by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and so far disappointing. Between
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
A new study provides a clearer understanding of how the gene Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) affects late, age-dependent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings may pave the way for better treatment and prevention, according to the researchers. The study was published in the Journal of Neuro-science, May 13, 2015.
ApoE4 is a major
Exposure to aluminum is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to the latest research. We all need to personally take steps now to reduce our exposure to this ubiquitous metal.
Do you think mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s only affects the old? Think again! Dementia symptoms now affect an increasing number of people beginning in their 40s. Mild cognitive impairment is…
When it comes to preventing dementia symptoms and Alzheimer’s, women may have to be more conscientious than men. Why? Being female significantly increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.