Social activity may also make you less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study finds feeling lonely may increase your risk for the debilitating condition.
Researchers studied more than eight-hundred people over 80 years old.
All of them were asked to rate their loneliness levels on a scale of one to five with five being the most lonely.
They found for every one point increase, a patient's risk for Alzheimer’s went up 50 percent.
That means people who rated their loneliness at three were twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s as people who rated a one.
Now researchers do not think loneliness is a primary cause for Alzheimer’s just a risk factor however, they are going to do more research on the connection.