Air pollution raise risk of Alzheimers Disease:Older women who live in areas with high-rise of pollution (specifically fine particulate matter, which consists of extremely small particles that can be inhaled deep in the lungs) are 92% more likely to grow dementia than women living in cleaner-air climates, according to a 2017 study.  The link was strongest in women who had the APOE4 gene, a genetic changes that increases the risk for Alzheimers Disease.

 

Poor sleep:You know that missing out on a good night’s sleep can lead to brain fog the next day, but research also suggests that disturbed sleep over time may be linked to a buildup of Alzheimer’s-related brain proteins.

Poor sense of smell:A 2016 study published in Annals of Neurology found that volunteers who had more trouble identifying scents like menthol, clove, strawberry, and lemon seemed to be at an increased risk of Alzheimers Disease.“When someone can’t distinguish between different smells, it may absolutely be a signal that Alzheimers Disease is brewing,” says Dr. Isaacson.

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