Alzheimer’s and alcohol consumption: is there a link?

Takeaway

  • Earlier age of onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be associated with alcohol consumption.

Why this matters

  • Over 70 million people are projected to develop dementia by 2030, at the cost of health services and care potentially rising to $3 trillion.

  • With few therapeutic interventions available, it is important that physicians and people at risk of Alzheimer’s consider modifiable risk factors that might protect against dementia.