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

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: You do have a

Higher risk of developing dementia.
But the incidence of dementia is only 2-4%. Additionally lifestyle changes may have a bigger impact than genetics!

In brief: You do have a

Higher risk of developing dementia.
But the incidence of dementia is only 2-4%. Additionally lifestyle changes may have a bigger impact than genetics!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Marilyn Vache
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some increased risk

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.

In brief: Some increased risk

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.
Dr. Marilyn Vache
Dr. Marilyn Vache
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately there is a 3times risk for ad if a first degree relative has it.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately there is a 3times risk for ad if a first degree relative has it.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Dr. Theresa Redling
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