Alzheimer’s Disease – Risk Factors
January 25, 2015
Experts have delineated many factors that are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
- high blood pressure
- low blood pressure
- insulin resistance
- metabolic syndrome
- shrinkage of temporal lobes of brain, particularly the hippocampus
Factors associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease include:
- extroverted personality
- more acute and sensitive sense of smell
- brain stimulation via learning a new language, doing challenging puzzles, etc.
- regular worship activity
- green tea intake
- increased intake of omega-3 fats, especially DHA