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.

  • arthritis
  • high blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • insulin resistance
  • metabolic syndrome
  • stroke
  • ApoE4
  • 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