13 doctors weighed in:
Is alzheimer's disease inherited?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Likely yes
If there is a strong history of alzheimer's disease in the family like grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters, then you could be at risk of developing it.

In brief: Likely yes
If there is a strong history of alzheimer's disease in the family like grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters, then you could be at risk of developing it.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Dr. Justin ORourke
Additionally, there is a stronger genetic component for those with Early Onset Alzheimer Disease (i.e., diagnosed before the age of 65).
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Some types yes
Alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 has a large genetic component while alzheimer's with a late onset has a small genetic component.

In brief: Some types yes
Alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 has a large genetic component while alzheimer's with a late onset has a small genetic component.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice
In brief: Small percentage
There is a small percentage of Alzheimer's disease that's felt to be hereditary.
Can do genetic testing to further delineate this issue.

In brief: Small percentage
There is a small percentage of Alzheimer's disease that's felt to be hereditary.
Can do genetic testing to further delineate this issue.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
Dr. Steven Ferguson
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In brief: Genetics
There are rare families with genetic risks, such as presenilin i or ii, and amyloid precursor protein mutations.
Apoe epsilon 4 homozygous states can increase risk.

In brief: Genetics
There are rare families with genetic risks, such as presenilin i or ii, and amyloid precursor protein mutations.
Apoe epsilon 4 homozygous states can increase risk.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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