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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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    What Alzheimer's Does to Your Body

    Most people know Alzheimer's disease affects the memory. But the symptoms can be physical as well as mental. It can change the way you walk, talk, and how your body works. It’s important to be aware of what can happen as the disease progresses. This will help you stay ahead of the changes you and your loved ones may face.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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