Alzheimer's Roots: Understanding the Causes


Advancing age is the primary risk factor. The likelihood of developing Alzheimer's increases significantly after the age of 65.

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Family history plays a role. Individuals with a first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with Alzheimer's have a higher risk.

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Genetic Mutations

Certain gene mutations, such as those in the APOE gene, are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's.

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Messy Proteins

Weird proteins (amyloid plaques and tau tangles) build up in the brain, causing trouble.

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Brain Communication

Alzheimer's messes with how brain cells talk to each other.

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Vascular Health

Conditions affecting blood vessels, like hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, may increase the risk.

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Chronic inflammation in the brain is linked to Alzheimer's. Infections or conditions that trigger inflammation may contribute.

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Environmental Factors

Exposure to certain environmental toxins or pollutants over a long period may influence Alzheimer's risk.

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Head Trauma

Severe head injuries, especially those involving loss of consciousness, have been linked to an increased risk.

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Lifestyle Choices

Unhealthy habits, like not moving much, bad diet, or not using your brain, might contribute.

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