“Levels of one neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, are particularly low in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease,” the NHS added.
Risk factors for Alzheimer’s
“Age is the single most significant factor,” the NHS revealed, with the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease doubling every five years after the age of 65.
The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s marginally increases if a parent had or has the condition.
There are several lifestyle factors that can also increase the risk of the brain condition.