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What can make your more likely to get Alzheimer's disease?

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Research has linked Alzheimer's disease with:

  • Age. Your risk for Alzheimer's goes up as you age.
  • Gender. Women get the disease more often than men.
  • Family history. People who have a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s are more likely to get it.
  • Down syndrome. People who have it often get Alzheimer's in their 30s or 40s.
  • Head injury. Studies show a link between Alzheimer's and a major head injury.
  • Other things. High cholesterol and high blood pressure may also raise your risk.

From: Causes of Alzheimer's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCE: Alzheimer's Association.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCE: Alzheimer's Association.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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