10 Risk Factors Tied to Early Onset of Dementia

10 Risk Factors Tied to Early Onset of Dementia

Alzheimer’s
disease develops when proteins build up in the brain to form structures called
‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia in
younger people and may affect around a third of younger people with dementia.

The
first symptoms are usually problems with vision (in posterior cortical
atrophy), speech (in logopenic aphasia) or planning, decision-making and
behaviour (in frontal variant Alzheimer’s disease) among 1/3 of teens.

Early
onset (or young onset) dementia occurs before the age of 65.

These
are 9 primary factors that might lead to Dementia.

10 Risk Factors Tied to Early Onset of Dementia
  1. Alcohol intoxication
  2. Stroke
  3. Use of antipsychotic drugs
  4. Depression
  5. Drug abuse
  6. A father with dementia
  7. Poor mental function as a
    teen
  8. Being short
  9. Having high blood pressure
  10. Traumatic brain injury among young veterans

Alcohol
abuse is the most important risk factor found in the study.

Taken together, these accounted for 68 percent
of the cases of young-onset dementia

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