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What causes alzeimer's?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Aging in part: We do not know the exact cause of alzheimer's but can correlate with aging, apoe genetics, head trauma, association with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, high fats, elevated homocysteine. There is higher incidence in down's syndrome, and folks who have less cognitive or exercise fitness.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Nobody knows: In most cases, it is not clear what are the causes of alzheimer's disease. In some cases, the cause is an abnormal gene but that is true in only about 5% of people with alzheimer's disease.

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What is alzeimer

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Dementia: Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes short term memories from being stored. One of the classic features of this disease is the recall of distant memories but little to no recall of recent events.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can aging cause alzeimer's?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
YES: The incidence of ad increases with age and may reach very high levels in old age (40% at 85? ).
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
But Alzheimer's Disease is Not an aging process, that you should understand.
May 4, 2014

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