Dementia

Why Aging Ups Alzheimers

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Why Aging Ups Alzheimer’s.

The main suspect behind Alzheimer’s is a protein called “amyloid-beta”. Researchers asked, “Why do older people have more of it?”

The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age. After 65, the risk doubles every five years. As many as half of the elderly who are over 85 are estimated to be living with some type of dementia, usually Alzheimer’s.