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Risk Factors for Dementia in Seniors


Although being more forgetful as we age is a normal part of aging, losing mental skills and severe memory problems may be an indication of dementia. It is caused by damage to or changes in the brain. As a provider of non-medical home care services, we have cared for several patients with dementia. Although there is no way to prevent this disease, there are certain risk factors that could increase your risk of getting it.

As a provider of home care in West Palm Beach, Florida we often lookout for these risk factors. Some of them include:

  • Age
    The risk of dementia increases significantly as we age. These include Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, and others.
  • Family history
    Several genes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other forms of dementia.
  • Smoking and alcohol use
    Smoking and drinking large amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of mental decline and dementia.
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.
  • Mild cognitive impairment
    Although not all people with this condition develop dementia, they have an increased risk of developing the condition.

Are you in need of dementia care in Palm Beach and Martin Counties? We at Advantage Pointe Home Care have highly trained professional caregivers to provide your loved ones with the care they need.

We offer various services including personal care, meal preparation, companionship, and private duty care in Florida.

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