As you get older, it’s natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of dementia. In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. How can you
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Reseachers are hard at work trying to figure out what causes dementia. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), they’re trying to learn the process associated with the condition’s onset. What are they learning? That there’s a multifactorial process associated with AD, and that it’s triggered by a combination of
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Many risk factors for dementia are unavoidable. These include advancing age, inherited traits, and brain injury, among others. But according to a study published recently in The Lancet Public Health, one of the main contributors to dementia is alcohol abuse. Fortunately,
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Early-onset dementia—defined as dementia that develops before the age of 65—is on the rise, robbing more and more people in their prime of their most productive years and placing a huge burden on society.
The neurological condition, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in up to 58 percent of cases,