Genetics

Alzheimer’s Disease Inherited In Some Cases

A small percentage of Alzheimer’s disease cases, probably less than one percent, are caused by three known genetic mutations. Inheriting any of these genetic mutations guarantees that an individual will develop Alzheimer’s disease.

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In such individuals, disease symptoms often develop before the age of 65, sometimes as early as 30. People with these genetic markers have what is called dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease.

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