Is our blood type the root cause of Alzheimer’s?

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Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease in most people. The causes probably include a combination of age-related changes in the brain, along with genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.

Professional researchers are continuing to look for the common denominator to find the root cause. This includes looking at our blood types.

AB is the least common blood type, found in about 4 percent of the U.S. population. The study found that people with AB blood were 82 percent more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia than people with other blood types.

People who have blood types A, B, and AB are up to 82 percent more likely to develop cognition and memory problems — which can lead to dementia — compared to those with Type O.

The greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other dementias is increasing age, but these disorders are not a normal part of aging. While age increases risk, it is not a direct cause of Alzheimer’s. Most individuals with the disease are 65 and older.

Life Span – Chances are higher you’ll live longer if you have type O blood. Experts think your lowered risk of disease in your heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease) may be one reason for this.

While we are still looking for the answers of the cause we do know how to best care for individuals that have been diagnosed with the disease. It has been proven the best care is one on care and maintaining a familiar environment.

At Personal Senior Care Homes we have the highest ratio of care to resident. Please consider our homes for your or your loved ones care.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly for a tour of our homes.

Steve Brock 513-870-9228

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