The LifeWorx Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Since 2004, LifeWorx has specialized in Alzheimer’s and dementia elderly care and has been consistently finding ways to simplify the process for our caregivers and clients.

This resource guide is intended to answer your questions and offer suggestions as needed. Our Care Consultants are available to help you understand how best to serve your loved one and how to proceed during this difficult time.

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What are the causes of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is caused by changes in the brain. Scientists have learned more about the condition; they’ve found clues about where symptoms come from and who’s at risk.

Although the causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood, they include a combination of:

  • Aging
    • Older age does not cause Alzheimer’s, but it is an important known risk factor for the disease. However, age-related changes in the brain, like shrinking, inflammation, blood and vessel damage, and breakdown of energy within cells, may harm neurons and affect other brain cells.
  • Genetics
    • Many people worry about developing Alzheimer’s disease, especially if a family member has had it. The genes you inherit from your parents can contribute to your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, although the actual increase in risk is small. Having a family history of the disease does not surely mean you’ll have it, too. It may mean you are more likely to develop it.
  • Health, environmental, and lifestyle factors
    • Research suggests that a host of factors beyond genetics may play a role in the development and course of Alzheimer’s disease. There is a great deal of interest, for example, in the relationship between cognitive decline and vascular conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, as well as metabolic conditions like diabetes and obesity.

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