Alzheimer’s Risk Factors By Dr Daniel Amen

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors By Dr Daniel Amen

O One family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia 3.5
O More than one family member with Azheimer’s or dementia 7.5
O A single head injury with loss of consciousness 2
O Several head injuries without loss of consciousness 2
O Alcohol dependence or drug dependence in past or present 4.4
O Major depression or ADD/ADHD diagnosed by a physician in past or present (female) 4
O Major depression or ADD/ADHD diagnosed by a physician in past or present (male) 2
O Standard American diet 2
O Being obese 2
O History of stroke 10
O Heart disease or heart attack 2.5
O Pre-hypertension or hypertension 2.3
O pre-diabetes or diabetes 3.4
O Cancer chemo 3
O Parksinson’s disease 1.5
O Sleep apnea 3
O Less than a high school education 2
O Limited exercise, less than twice a week 2
O Jobds that do not require new learning 2
O Periodontal disease 2
O Presence of inflammation in the body (e.g., high homocysteine or C-reactive protein) 2
O Smoking cigarette or 10 years or longer 2.3
O Low estrogen in females or low testosterone in males or femailes 2
O Within the age range of 65 to 74 years old 2
O Within the age range of 75 to 84 years old 2
O Over 85 years old 38
Total Score

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Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at quora.com and posts in this site.

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