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Can a 21 yrs male have alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Rarely

There are some families with bad genes where several members develop alzheimer's disease at an early age but they are quite rate.

In brief: Rarely

There are some families with bad genes where several members develop alzheimer's disease at an early age but they are quite rate.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology
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In brief: Yes

My first guess would be that this would be someone with early onset familial alzheimer's, but, yes, there are reports of onset in the teens and twenties.
In the absence of a family history, i would want to know about metabolic or endocrine illness and HIV status, all of which can cause dementias that are indistinguishable from alzheimer's.

In brief: Yes

My first guess would be that this would be someone with early onset familial alzheimer's, but, yes, there are reports of onset in the teens and twenties.
In the absence of a family history, i would want to know about metabolic or endocrine illness and HIV status, all of which can cause dementias that are indistinguishable from alzheimer's.
Dr. Sam Gandy
Dr. Sam Gandy
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