Alzheimer's Risk Factors Suggesting Preventative Use With
Family History – Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, or ALS Disease
Age 40 Or Above – Silently in our 40’s, nerve cell deterioration can begin to occur in our brain starting with the part of the brain that controls memory … Now where did I put my keys?
Moderate to Heavy Alcohol Or Tobacco Use – People who smoke a pack of cigarettes or more a day develop Alzheimer’s Disease years earlier than those who do not. Heavy drinking of alcohol increases the risk even more.
Lack Of Exercise – Physical Activity Benefits The Brain. Studies show people who are physically active are less likely to experience a decline in their mental function.
Mental State – History of Depression, Loneliness or Seclusion. Fear of Aging, Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
Cardiovascular Issues – Hypertension, Stroke, High Cholesterol or Obesity
Diabetes – Diabetes can cause several complications, such as damage to your blood vessels. Many people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia.
Previous Head Trauma – Over the past 30 years, research has linked moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury to a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of Dementia years after the original head injury.
Genetic Factors – Have MTHFR Polymorphisms or APOE4 Expression
Toxic & Chemical Exposure – Heavy Metals Such As Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Pesticides or Insecticides
Homocysteine Levels Over 11mm/L – One of the factors that has been implicated in affecting the rate of brain atrophy is high levels of an amino acid called homocysteine. Studies show that raised levels increase the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by 50%.