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A 26-year-old male asked:

In terms of problems of dementia that are related to the elderly how is it closely genetic or passed on to my close family relative who have dementia?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Dementia: No one fully understands the complete causal factors of dementia, however, most agree there is a substantial genetic component to it.

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