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Can you inherit dementia?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some kinds.

Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like alcohol induced do not.

In brief: Some kinds.

Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like alcohol induced do not.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some types yes

Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like alcohol induced do not.

In brief: Some types yes

Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like alcohol induced do not.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

There is a genetic predisposition to some forms of dementia.
However, you can delay the onset of many types of dementia (e.g. Vascular) , and some forms of dementia may be stopped or reversed (e.g. Alcohol abuse). See: http://sgoti.Ws/zqqvdz.

In brief: Yes

There is a genetic predisposition to some forms of dementia.
However, you can delay the onset of many types of dementia (e.g. Vascular) , and some forms of dementia may be stopped or reversed (e.g. Alcohol abuse). See: http://sgoti.Ws/zqqvdz.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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