Sep 10

Aging Tops List of Alzheimer’s Risks

By MD for Seniors

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are well-known, and for families helping their loved ones through the process of memory care, they can be frustrating to understand. Demystifying the disease is an important step in our ability to manage it.

The University of Qingdao recently conducted a large meta-analysis of nearly 17,000 scientific articles concerning the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. After paring down the massive archive of research, the team found several prominent factors. Interestingly, it appears that a high BMI in middle age increases the likelihood of developing the disease, while a high BMI in old age actually …read more

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