Men’s Health recently posted an infographic, featuring risk factors for young-onset Dementia.  According to researchers in Switzerland, the following 9 factors are responsible for about 68% of cases.

“While the syndrome normally hits in your late 60s, at least 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 suffer from something called young-onset dementia

The good news: Swedish researchers recently pinpointed the nine risk factors responsible for about 68 percent of cases. Below are the ways your behavior, anatomy, and health could put you at risk for the disease. And while some things (like your height) are out of your control, the recipe for protecting your brain is simpler than you think.”



From High Risk (1) to Low Risk (9):


1. Alcohol Intoxication

2. Stroke

3. Antipsychotic Drug Use

4. Depression

5. Father’s Dementia

6. Drug Intoxication

7. Low Cognitive Function

8. Low Height

9. High Systolic Blood Pressure



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