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Should I worry about Alzheimer's if my grandmother has it?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

There is some genetic risk in late onset disease and high increased risk in early onset disease.
To decrease risk, exercise regularly, maintain an active social life, keep learning new things and take good care of any health conditions you may have.

In brief: Possibly

There is some genetic risk in late onset disease and high increased risk in early onset disease.
To decrease risk, exercise regularly, maintain an active social life, keep learning new things and take good care of any health conditions you may have.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really . . .

While there is a genetic link to some forms of (alzheimer's) dementia, those are pretty rare (unless you live in medellin, colombia).
There is an autosomal dominant form but then just about everyone in your family would have dementia w/o skipping a generation. But rather than worry, we recommend staying healthy physically & mentally as best way to lower your risk.

In brief: Not really . . .

While there is a genetic link to some forms of (alzheimer's) dementia, those are pretty rare (unless you live in medellin, colombia).
There is an autosomal dominant form but then just about everyone in your family would have dementia w/o skipping a generation. But rather than worry, we recommend staying healthy physically & mentally as best way to lower your risk.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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