Are you at risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

Have you wondered if you are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and what you can do about it?

Well now you can take a ten to fifteen minute online questionnaire developed by the Australian National University This is a well-researched project, that is evidence based assesses your exposure to known risk factors that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The data used to make these assessments has been collected over decades, following adults.

You can elect to take the questionnaire and have the results downloaded to your computer, so that they are private. You may be asked to complete this by a practitioner or you may just wish to undertake this for personal use.

Once you have answered the questions, which range in topic from family history, exercise, social interaction and other social factors you will be given a scare, this score will indicate the risk of you developing Alzheimer’s disease.

While the test is not a 100% accurate, it is a great tool and the best feature is that it offers advice as to what you can do in your risk areas to lower your risk. These are incredible protective measures, and will only take 10-15 minutes of your time, but may change your future.

The information is presented to you in a bar graph with an X representing where you stand, in regards to risk. You are then able to email yourself a report or download a report and then clear your details if you so desire.

If you decide to view your report online, the report will tell you why equations were asked and how these affect your chances of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

You can see which sections need attention as they are labeled as green, yellow or red headings, and they then explain what steps you can take as preventive measures, and why they are important or why current research has shown them to be important.

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