Early Onset Alzheimer's

A form of dementia that develops symptoms before the age of 65. In some cases, early-onset Alzheimer's disease has a genetic component and is related to a genetic mutation directly contributing to the disease, known as Familial Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Dealing with Mom's early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis I learned to live in Mom’s world because she cannot live in mine. This is a glimpse into my ongoing journey with Mom and how I have learned to fight back against dementia.

  • Alzheimer's disease is not just an ailment of the elderly, it can affect someone as early as their thirties. Knowing the common signs and symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer's can help you and your family prepare for what's ahead.

  • When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, children want to know, "Can Alzheimer's disease be inherited?" What causes Alzheimer’s disease isn't fully understood, but some cases of early-onset Alzheimer's called familial AD, are inherited.

  • Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD), a form of early-onset Alzheimer’s, is an inherited, rare form of the disease that affects less than 5 percent of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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