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