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Can young people get alzheimer's?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not generally

Alzheimers disease is primarily a disease of older people.
Development before 60 years of age is uncommon. In younger people some disorders can cause memory impairment such as can occur with trauma to the brain, childhood developmental disorders and drug abuse. Major depression can mimick dementia with slow thinking, lack of initiative, poor self care.

In brief: Not generally

Alzheimers disease is primarily a disease of older people.
Development before 60 years of age is uncommon. In younger people some disorders can cause memory impairment such as can occur with trauma to the brain, childhood developmental disorders and drug abuse. Major depression can mimick dementia with slow thinking, lack of initiative, poor self care.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes thoug it's rare

Only about 3 to 5% of alzheimer's disease is of the hereditary variety.
These tend to be the early onset people with alzheimer's disease.

In brief: Yes thoug it's rare

Only about 3 to 5% of alzheimer's disease is of the hereditary variety.
These tend to be the early onset people with alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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