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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

“Alzheimer’s Disease Causes and Risk Factors”

Experts haven’t determined a single cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but they have identified certain risk factors, including:

  • Age. Most people who develop Alzheimer’s disease are 65 years of age or older.

  • Family history. If you have an immediate family member who has developed the condition, you’re more likely to get it.

  • Genetics. Certain genes have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.


Alzheimer's Symptoms

  • memory loss affecting daily activities, such as an ability to keep appointments

  • trouble with familiar tasks, such as using a microwave

  • difficulties with problem-solving

  • trouble with speech or writing

  • becoming disoriented about times or places

  • decreased judgment

  • decreased personal hygiene

  • mood and personality changes

  • withdrawal from friends, family, and community


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