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What Is Your Alzheimer's Disease Risk?
The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a devastating illness. It accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia diagnoses. The following assessments can help you better understand this disease and your personal Alzheimer’s disease risk.
Are you concerned about your Alzheimer’s disease risk?
Two short quizzes will help you assess your understanding of AD and your risk. First, the University of Rochester Medical Center wants to know what you know about Alzheimer's Disease. Second, Dr. Al Sears gives you a quiz to discover your Alzheimer's Disease risk.
It’s important to note that Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. However, occasionally forgetting facts or having a minute decline in memory can be associated with the aging process. Only a doctor can make an official diagnosis. If you are concerned about your risk of Alzheimer’s disease or that of a loved one, seek the help of a medical professional.
This disease worsens overtime, and there can be no cure. However, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, there is help available. Along with treatment plans, reaching out to others for support can help in managing this disease. There are a number of online as well as in-person support groups. These support groups aren’t just for Alzheimer’s patients, either. There are plenty of support groups available for the family and friends of Alzheimer’s patients, which can be extremely beneficial in coping with all that this disease can do.
Factors like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure can also contribute to the development of this disease. Changing your lifestyle may help to lower your risk.
It is important to remember that there are steps you can take to reduce Alzheimer's disease symptoms. There are also steps you can take to improve your overall physical and mental health.