Risk Factors for Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Prevention Registry

Scientists are working hard to find ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Much of the research about Alzheimer’s involves understanding factors that put people more at risk for developing the disease. Our hope: that we can find ways to stop Alzheimer’s before it starts.

Learn more about known and suspected risk factors for Alzheimer’s below, including steps you can take that may lower your chances of developing the disease.

Risk and Prevention Basics

Prevention Strategies

Risk and Prevention Studies

Presentation Resources

  • The Brain Health Resource - A presentation toolkit about brain health and aging, including a PowerPoint presentation and print resources.



Ruth is Taking Action Against a Disease That Has Claimed Her Mom and Sisters

Ruth Davis, 68, grew up in a close-knit family in Arkansas, sharing all of her life's milestones with her sisters, Peggy and Mary, who were just a...READ MORE

Spread the Word

Ask your family and friends to join you in preventing Alzheimer's disease.