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Alzheimer’s Association.“10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's.” Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, Alzheimer's Association,  

Risk Factors For Cognitive Decline

The Number One Risk Factor is Age:

  • At age 65, the average person has a 1 in 3 chance of suffering from cognitive decline
  • At age 80, the chance increases to 1 in 2

Twelve Additional Lifestyle Factors have been identified as significant contributors are:

  • Education
  • Hearing loss
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Hypertension
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Depression
  • Social Isolation
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Air Pollution