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What are my chances of getting alzheimer disease if parents had dementia?

The heritability

Dementia
Of Alzheimer's is relatively high: 55-80% in twin studies. However, only 6.4% of people develop AD in the US. Environmental factors play a greater role than genetics. Rather than worrying about you risk, take good care of yourself to be as healthy as you can be!
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Dr. Marilyn Vache answered:

Do you have chance to get it if a parent was developing dementia like DLB or Alzheimers?

Some increased risk

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Studies looking at genetic risk vary: an immediate family member who has Alzheimer's raises one's odds of developing it by 10-3% over the general population. Some research indicates that an abnormal gene called APOE-4 raises the risk.
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I have had anxiety and stress for most of my life. (I'm 38) do I have an increased chance of Alzheimer's or Dementia when I get older?

No

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There is no eviidence anxiety increases your risk of Alzheimer's or dementia. Exercise has the most evidence as a protective factor
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Is it possible to get alzheimers or dementia at 38?

Dementia

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Alzheimer's doesn't usually develop at 38. But rarely, dementing processes (not usually Alzheimer's) can begin early. If you're concerned about your thinking and memory, please start by seeing your family physician. Full evaluation of your cognitive function can proceed as needed -- and a psychiatrist and/or neurologist would need to be involved also.
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Do statins reduce the risk of getting dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

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Infarct
Alzheimers Disease affect at the same age of pats. With atherosclerosis. There is a Dementia called Multi infarct Dementia that presents clinically indistinguishable from Alzheimer's and is related to strokes associated to atherosclerosis and hypertension. Lowering cholesterol levels or preventing atherosclerosis (with statins) in theory prevents Multi infarct dementia. Not aware of direct effect.
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina answered:

How are alzheimer's disease and dementia different?

Square vs. Rectangle

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Dementia is a term for a group of disorders that are characterized by degeneration of certain parts of the brain and cause problems with thinking, comprehension, language and various other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer's dementia is one kind of dementia. Just as all squares are rectangles, but the not all rectangles are squares, Alzheimer's is a kind of dementia, but the reverse is not true.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Is vascular dementia and alzheimer's the same disease?

No

Dementia
Vascular dementia is due to multiple infarcts of the brain from abnormalities in blood vessels. Alzheimer's is a degenerative neurologic disease with plaques and abnormal protein deposition.
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Are senile dementia and alzheimer's nearly the same disease?

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For some Drs. They are the same. Some Neurologists make a difference based on the age of presentation ( the older most likely "Senile" ) and probably other features. The term Alzheimer's is reserved for most insidious earlier onset. For a detailed discussion... .http://www.alzinfo.org/08/about-alzheimers/senile-dementia
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond answered:

What's the difference between dementia and alzheimers disease?

Alz =1 type dementia

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The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms may occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases. Alzheimer’s is the most common (but not the only) cause of dementia.
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Dr. Miroslava Fox answered:

Are there other types of dementias besides Alzheimer's disease?

Yes

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To name the few., Alzheimer's dementia; Vascular dementia (used to be called multi-infarct dementia); Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Below is the link with descriptions of various types of dementia and possible etiology: http://www.alz.org/dementia/types-of-dementia.asp
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