A 43-year-old member asked:
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would someone as young as 20 be affected by alzheimer's?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Not likely: Unless you have in your family several members who developed alzheimer's disease in an early age, it is unlikely that you would get it. If you do, then there may be a bad gene in you family members that can cause early development of alzheimer's disease.
Answered on May 6, 2013

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