Rosacea Linked to Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Posted:May 4, 2016

New research suggests that Rosacea may be associated with higher risks of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Rosacea, affecting nearly 16 million Americans, is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of disfiguring redness on the face. Although treatable, there is no known cure or cause for Rosacea.

People with Rosacea, more commonly found in women, had a 7 percent greater likelihood of developing dementia and a 25 percent greater likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. This is not the first time Rosacea has been linked to a neurological disorder; Rosacea has also been tied to Parkinson’s disease.

The explanation for the link between Rosacea and dementia is as follows: Increased levels of certain proteins and inflammatory processes found in the skin of people with Rosacea, have also been linked to dementia, more specifically Alzheimer’s.

Although Rosacea does not guarantee development of dementia, people with Rosacea are advised to keep an eye out for a decline in things like short-term memory, navigational skills, and word-finding.

To read the full article please see: Study Suggests This Skin Condition Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk.