5 doctors weighed in:
Which dementias are inherited?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Every illness we
Humans can get is at least partly related to our genetics, so all of them. But that is not the same as inherited eye color. It's much more complicated.
So if a parent has dementia, do not assume you will inherit it.

In brief: Every illness we
Humans can get is at least partly related to our genetics, so all of them. But that is not the same as inherited eye color. It's much more complicated.
So if a parent has dementia, do not assume you will inherit it.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many can be
Huntington's disease and early onset alzheimers are highly inherited.
Late onset alzheimers, vascular and parkinson's all have some genetic component.

In brief: Many can be
Huntington's disease and early onset alzheimers are highly inherited.
Late onset alzheimers, vascular and parkinson's all have some genetic component.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Some AD and FTD
Some fiamilies may have clusters of alzheimers disease(ad) starting before 50 years generally caused by presenilin genes; there are some genetic links to frontotemporal dementia as well.

In brief: Some AD and FTD
Some fiamilies may have clusters of alzheimers disease(ad) starting before 50 years generally caused by presenilin genes; there are some genetic links to frontotemporal dementia as well.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Dr. Theresa Redling
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