Explain why some older people get alzheimers?

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This sort of change in brain nerves is also witnessed in other disorders,3 and researchers want to find out more than just that there are protein abnormalities – they also want to know how these develop so that a cure or prevention might be discovered.

Researchers do not fully understand why the changes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease occur. Several different factors are believed to be involved. Risk factors for developing the condition include aging, a family history of Alzheimer’s, and carrying certain genes.

The information in this section connects closely to some of that about tests and diagnosis below because symptoms noticed by patients, or people close to them, are exactly the same signs that healthcare professionals look for during testing.

Symptoms can be diagnosed at any stage of Alzheimer’s dementia and the progression through the stages of the disease is monitored after an initial diagnosis, too, when the developing symptoms dictate how care is managed.

more information: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/159442.php

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Explain why some older people get alzheimers?