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my grandfather is 84 and his doctor said he is showing early signs of alzheimer's disease.i do have add and anxiety since teens. does this greatly increase my chance with early alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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No: No.
Answered on May 8, 2014
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Dr. Christina Lenk
28 years experience Neurology
Probably not: While some cases of alzheimer's are hereditary, most are not. So far, we haven't found any connection between add or anxiety increasing the risk for ad. Exercise and a diet rich in vegetables seems to ward of ad somewhat. Using your brain is important, too. Read, work puzzles or take classes to keep your mind active.
Answered on May 8, 2014
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