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What are my chances of getting Alzheimer's disease if parents had dementia?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: The heritability
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!

In brief: The heritability
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!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Higher
If both parents had alzheimer's disease (ad) your chance of "getting it" could be 10% or more.
No proven gene confer's ad but some are highly associated with it including down's syndrome & apo-e4. Atherosclerotic dementia has prominent familial tendency. Combination of ad and atherosclerotic dementia is quite common and so also tending to be familial.

In brief: Higher
If both parents had alzheimer's disease (ad) your chance of "getting it" could be 10% or more.
No proven gene confer's ad but some are highly associated with it including down's syndrome & apo-e4. Atherosclerotic dementia has prominent familial tendency. Combination of ad and atherosclerotic dementia is quite common and so also tending to be familial.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: High
Alzheimer is a genetic disease it pass in family.

In brief: High
Alzheimer is a genetic disease it pass in family.
Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
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