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  • 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. 
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