A Lonely Brain can Cause Alzheimer's

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.


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