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Dementia: What Raises Your Risk

Age - Alzheimer's disease is the most common for of dementia. About 1/3 of people 85 and older show signs of the disease.


Heart disease - Heart disease could lead to heart attack or stroke, which makes dementia more likely. It is usually caused by plaque buildup in arteries around your heart which slows blood flow to the brain, making it harder to think well or remember things.


Diabetes - People with diabetes are more likely to have damaged blood vessels. This can slow or block blood flow to the brain, and damage areas of the brain, leading to what's called vascular dementia.


High Cholesterol - Some research shows that high cholesterol in midlife could be risk for Alzheimer's disease later i...


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