Simple risks in Alzheimer’s Disease that can take people’s lives
Prior to my last blog which was my second blog. I talked about interesting, important, and surprising things I have learned so far. In this blog I want to explore more about the the risk factors of Alzheimer's Disease. I am going to explore the unavoidable risk factors of Alzheimer’s Disease.
To introduce, the unavoidable risk factors are very basic. The highest risk factor is age, this disease is more likely to occur in older people. It’s more probable to happen to 85 year old elders than retirement age people that are around 65. “An estimated 5.1 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under the age of 65,” said by Medical News Today. Another factor is inheritance of the genes from family. This factor is the second biggest risk from following age. Even though inheritance of the genes is a high risk, it does not mean that all of your family members will for sure a 100% get this disorder. The last main factor of unavoidable risks is having a certain gene. “ Having a certain gene (the apolipoprotein E or APOE gene) puts a person, depending on their specific genetics, at three to eight times more risk than a person without the gene,” quoted from the Medical News Today. There are also a lot of other genes that are involved with Alzheimer’s Disease. Altogether the main unavoidable risk factors are age, family history, and certain genes for Alzheimer’s Disease.
To conclude Alzheimer’s Disease is a huge risk for seniors, families with inheritance of the gene, and having a certain type of gene that can connect to this disorder. As said throughout my blogs, Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. Which is a disorder from short term and long term memory loss. Knowing the risks of Alzheimer’s Disease is important because it gives you the basic information of the disease itself. Everyone should hear about this disease because it’s taking over a lot of peoples lives. (Also most of this information is from Medical News Today.)