Like all types of dementia, Alzheimer's is caused by brain cell death. It is a neurodegenerative disease
Alzheimer's arises from a complex series of brain changes that occur over decades. The causes probably include a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
A gene known as the APOE-e4 is associated with higher chances of people over the age of 55 years developing Alzheimer's. Your lifestyle can immensely affect this gene going off.
These factors might also help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
A nutritious diet, physical activity, social engagement, and mentally stimulating pursuits have all been associated with helping people stay healthy as they age.
Also, stay socially active. Being around other people can strengthen connections between the brain's nerve cells.
Currently, at least 70,000 volunteers are needed to participate in more than 150 active clinical trials and studies that are testing ways to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent Alzheimer's disease.
While there is no cure, Alzheimer patients take Cognition-enhancing medication which improves mental function, lowers blood pressure, and may balance mood.
Participants in Alzheimer's clinical research help scientists learn how the brain changes in healthy aging and in Alzheimer’s.