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What Are My Chances Of Getting Alzheimer's Disease If Parents Had Dementia
The heritability : Of alzheimer's is relatively high: 55-80% in twin studies. However, only 6.4% of people develop ad in the us. Environmental factors play a greater role than genetics. Rather than worrying about you risk, take good care of yourself to be as healthy as you can be! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alzheimer's disease is a progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to complete simple daily tasks. The cause of Alzheimer's is still generally unknown. Most patients with Alzheimer's usually become ...Read more
How do boomers learn about risk and prevention for alzheimer's or vascular dementia so they can stop them before they develop like in their parents?
Keep up with news: The alzheimer's foundation of america and the alzheimer's association. Have information along with the the national institute for aging. So far exercise has the most evidence. If one has diabetes or high blood pressure then stay on top of that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is dementia/Alzheimer's a disease of modern times or always been around. I don't ever want to get it when I'm old anything I can do to lower risk?
Hopefully you won't: ....have anything to worry about by the time you get up to the typical age when people start having degenerative changes in their brains leading to AD. Hopefully, we will either have a vaccine, medication, or be able to do brain transplants to correct the problems! Yes, it's existed since the dawn of time though it was only named a century ago. Lots of things u can do now but none proven to work ...Read more
I have had anxiety and stress for most of my life. (i'm 38) do I have an increased chance of alzheimer's or dementia when i get older?
Yes: To name the few., alzheimer's dementia; vascular dementia (used to be called multi-infarct dementia); dementia with lewy bodies (dlb). Below is the link with descriptions of various types of dementia and possible etiology: http://www.Alz.Org/dementia/types-of-dementia.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia or a stroke affect our consciousness? Do these ailments make us forget "who we are"?
Depends: Dementia, of which Alzheimer's is one type, causes a loss of brain function. It affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Stroke also causes loss of brain function depending on location and severity. Consciousness is awareness of self and surroundings. With too many variables to list here, dementia and stroke can alter consciousness due to brain deficits. ...Read more
Square vs. Rectangle: Dementia is a term for a group of disorders that are characterized by degeneration of certain parts of the brain and cause problems with thinking, comprehension, language and various other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer's dementia is one kind of dementia. Just as all squares are rectangles, but the not all rectangles are squares, alzheimer's is a kind of dementia, but the reverse is not true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more
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