It appears that more extensive studies need to be done into the effects of mental health on the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In comparison to the effects of cardiovascular disease and insulin, it is more difficult to determine the effects of mental health.
There are many environmental risk factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s. Their effects can help us to understand how the disease is caused. We now have several different potential drug targets, as well as knowledge of preventative measures people can take to attempt to decrease their risk. However, these preventative measures are not proven to have any definitive effect. Therefore it stands to reason that genetics must also play a significant part.
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