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Who gets Alzheimer's disease?

The biggest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease is increasing age. Most people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease are over the age of 65. Poor heart health is thought to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 28 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Dementia


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