Will I Develop Alzheimer’s Disease Too?
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining. It is also very common for caregivers and family members to worry about whether they will develop the disease themselves in the future.
The good news is that there is strong population-based evidence that certain lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of developing dementia by up to a half.
These ‘modifiable risk factors’ are currently the best known defense against future cognitive decline. As such, good self-care is especially critical for those caring for family members with Alzheimer’s.
What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
The science around Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly evolving, as scientists gain a clearer understanding of the processes and risk factors involved in the development of the disease.
This growing body of knowledge is paving the path to prevention, earlier detection, and new treatments....