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    Dementia - What Increases Your Risk

    Aging is the main risk factor for all types of dementia. Some diseases that cause dementia (such as early-onset Alzheimer's disease and some frontotemporal dementias) may run in families.

    You have a greater chance of developing vascular dementia if you:

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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