Researchers don't know exactly what causes Alzheimer's disease. There are probably a lot of things that are behind it.
No one knows the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease, but scientists do know that genes are involved.
Both men and women are at increasing risk for Alzheimer’s disease as they age. But women get it more often.
Down syndrome increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. People with Down syndrome also experience premature aging.
Several years ago, researchers conducted a study to look at a possible link between anticholinergic drugs and dementia risk.
Scientists increasingly suspect that Alzheimer’s may also be linked to oxidative stress and inflammation.
ICU delirium is severe confusion that can lead to serious and possibly long-lasting brain problems, including dementia.
One of the most publicized and controversial theories concerns aluminum, which became a suspect in Alzheimer's disease.
The overall chance of a person getting Alzheimer’s disease is more than 1 in 10. But it’s even more likely if you’re Black.
While everyone is at risk to develop Alzheimer's as they age, Hispanics and Latinos are predicted to have the largest increase.
As Alzheimer’s cases climb, experts project the condition will triple among Asian Americans by 2030.
In general, Native Americans are more likely to get Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia than whites and Asian Americans are.