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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK. Dementia can affect memory, thinking skills and other mental abilities.

A number of things are thought to increase the risk of developing the condition. These include:

  • increasing age
  • a family history of the condition
  • untreated depression, although depression can also be one of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
  • lifestyle factors and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease
  • Read more about the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Find out more about Alzheimer's disease here or download a factsheet from the Alzheimers Society website.