Are Firefighters More at Risk of Developing Dementia?

Over the years, researchers have focused on the connection between firefighting and various diseases, including cancer and heart disease, but could firefighters also be more at risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? MORE: The seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  According to an article on, although there has yet to be any official studies into the link between firefighting

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  1. Lisa says:

    My husband, a firefighter in Berkeley, ca. was diagnosed with Early-On-Alzheimers at age 52. He was showing signs of this disease when he was in his early forties. While on the job, Richard had at least three concussions.
    He retired with 30 years experience, and then everything fell apart.I feel there’s a connective tissue issue, that’s being overlooked by the medical field. When they finally did a cat scan, it was noticeable his brain had shrunk, and white tangles were present.
    I had an autopsy done, and it showed Alzheimers.
    Your opinion please?

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