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Which dementias are inherited?

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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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