Other health factors may point to Alzheimer's

July 15, 2011 4:31:40 AM PDT
A new study suggests that doctors consider a number of additional health issuers when assessing a patient's risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

Those other health issues include arthritis, trouble seeing or hearing, chest or skin problems, sinus trouble, broken bones and even denture fit.

In the study, individuals with any of these other health issues ran a 3 percent greater risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

The research is published in this week's edition of the journal Neurology.