Smoking – Age 50-60 who smoke 2 packs a day. People who use to smoke, or smoke very little are not at increased risk.

Genetic Predispositions – Parent or siblings – Genetically tested lets you know the likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia.

Gender – Females are more likely than males to be diagnosed with dementia.

Aging – Risk increases at age 65 and doubles every 5 years after age 65. 50% risk of being diagnosed with dementia at age 85.

Drinking Alcohol – A heavy drinker is likely to be diagnosed with dementia, a light drinker has a lower risk.