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Please help me.. Im am worried about getting like my grandma..Alzheimer's?

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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dont worry

It is not communicable.
If your grandmother is young and has other coditons it may possibly have some effect. Ineriting it is ordinarily unlikely.

In brief: Dont worry

It is not communicable.
If your grandmother is young and has other coditons it may possibly have some effect. Ineriting it is ordinarily unlikely.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Exercise & eat right

Dr. Marvit is right in that your risk for inheritance is low unless alzheimer's disease runs early in your family.
While there is no way currently to prevent dementia, your best bet at lowering your risk is to exercise regularly and to eat right. Study after study has demonstrated that these two factors play the biggest role in risk reduction.

In brief: Exercise & eat right

Dr. Marvit is right in that your risk for inheritance is low unless alzheimer's disease runs early in your family.
While there is no way currently to prevent dementia, your best bet at lowering your risk is to exercise regularly and to eat right. Study after study has demonstrated that these two factors play the biggest role in risk reduction.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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