Alzheimer's Disease Causes
- Q What causes Alzheimer's disease?
No one knows what causes Alzheimer's disease but genetics are believed to play a role as roughly 5 and 15 percent of all cases develop within families. The main risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is increased age. Other risk factors include high... Full Answer
- Q How can I reduce my risk of Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThese proven steps can protect you from this thought-robbing, you-erasing disease: Order the walnut salad and grilled fish with couscous for dinner and have fruit for dessert. Then, take that stroll. Cutting back on saturated fat (ice cream, butter,... Full Answer
- Q Can smoking cause Alzheimer's disease?
Anthony Cirillo, GerontologyWhile smoking does not necessarily cause Alzheimer's disease, smoking does double the risk of Alzheimer's.A Kaiser Permanente study reported that an analysis of more than 20,000 men and women, studied since 1978, found a 157% heightened risk of... Full Answer
- Q What are the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAge and family history are only two of the factors that play into your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease. Learn what factors into your chances of getting Alzheimer's disease as Dr. Oz and researcher Dr. Murali Doraiswamy discuss the risks in... Full Answer