5 Surprising Things That Could Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease

While the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is not yet known, researchers suspect that certain lifestyle factors may play a role in the development of the disease, some of which may surprise you. With help from prevention.com we've put together a list of things that may contribute to a person's odds of getting Alzheimer's disease: Thinking Negatively About Aging Researchers at Yale University think that a person's outlook on life may have a bearing on whether or not they develop Alzheimer's disease. Negative thoughts about the aging process are thought to set off changes in the brain which could bring on Alzheimer's. This is something that can be remedied, and there are plenty of positives to look forward to in later life which people can concentrate on. Lead Researchers have found that people with high blood pressure or heart disease are likely to have higher than normal levels of lead in their blood and some believe that high lead levels may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's. Paints contained lead before 1978, so if you live in an old house then it may be worth having your paint work checked. Eating a diet high in antioxidants will help to offset the side effects of high levels of heavy metals. In addition, you should try to avoid vinyl products as these often contain lead. MORE: Discover ten interesting facts and figures about Alzheimer's disease. Medications Some of the most commonly prescribed medications have been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Anticholinergic drugs are the most worrisome, these are medicines used as anti-suppressants for gastrointestinal problems, cough and cold remedies, allergies, and bladder problems. The more these medications are taken, the higher the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's becomes. DDT
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  1. VIVIANA says:

    I pray the cure for Alzheimer’s disease is found immediately, because they’re a zillion reasons given as a possibility of getting the disease !

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