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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can a teenager get or have dementia or alzheimer's?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Dementia: Dementia can occur in late childhood or early adulthood. Causes are varied, from alcohol to drugs. Alzheimer disease, while extremely rare can occur in teen agers
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Why yes: Not Alzheimer's, but if you huff enough glue or paint fumes you will fry your brain. You can induce dementia by such behavior. It is not going to be a disease thing, but strange things are possible.

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