(Take this simple quiz to find out)
|Yes||No||15 Known Dementia Risk Factors|
|1. Are you over the age of 65?|
|2. Did either of your parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles have dementia?|
| 3. Have either of your parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles had a stroke
or heart attack? Is there a family history of heart or vascular problems?
| 4. Do you live a relatively sedentary lifestyle with little exercise? (Less than
15 minutes a day that requires you to breath harder than normal.)
| 5. Has a doctor ever told you that you were diabetic, borderline diabetic or
that you have insulin resistance?
|6. Do you have high blood pressure?|
|7. Do you sometimes have difficulty hearing? (If in doubt ask your partner)|
|8. Do you have thyroid problems, or difficulty staying warm?|
|9. Have you experienced prolonged stress or depression?|
|10. Do you smoke or have you smoked tobacco products?|
|11. Do you have 2 or more drinks containing alcohol or diet sodas daily?|
|12. Do you have difficulty sleeping at night?|
|13. Are you on a statin, pain, sleep, hormone or depression medication?|
|14. Are you retired without a driving purpose?|
| 15. Do you forget more than you used to, or find it hard at times to recall
the right words or names of people you know well?