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Memory Care: Is Alzheimer’s an Inherited Trait?

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects a large population in the world, and the disease gradually declines with time. There are several notable causes for this disease such as plaque buildup, damage to nerve cell connections and death of nerve cells. It is also believed that genetics are a factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is categorized into two types based on when the symptoms begin to appear, as early onset and late onset Alzheimer’s. Both of these types are believed to contain a genetic affiliation. A permanent change known as a genetic mutation is the cause of early onset familial Alzheimer’s disease, and poses a higher risk of becoming hereditary compared to late onset Alzheimer’s. When an individual inherits this genetic mutation, it is highly likely that the individual will also suffer from the disease.

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