A 48-year-old member asked:
what causes alzheimer's disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein answered
36 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Unknown at present: Alzheimer's disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status & because of problems functioning.In spite of continuing research at this time exact cause is not known but greatest risk factor is old age & some forms run in families. Sometimes other conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptom or worsen QOL so a careful diagnosis is first step.
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
Dr. Steven Ferguson answered
34 years experience General Practice
Multifactorial: There are many things we cite as risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Lack of exercise, lack of reading, hypertension, diabetes, poor diet, the list is quite extensive, attached you can find a YouTube video we did some time ago which lists some additional risk factors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhvBbg7HGMI
Answered on Oct 15, 2016
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