Early Onset Alzheimer's

A form of dementia that develops symptoms before the age of 65. In some cases, early-onset Alzheimer's disease has a genetic component and is related to a genetic mutation directly contributing to the disease, known as Familial Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Early-Onset Alzheimer's: A Story of Love and Loss

    After my mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, I had to learn to live in her world because she couldn't live in mine. This is a glimpse into my ongoing journey with Mom and how I have learned to fight back against dementia.

  • Early-Onset Alzheimer's: When a Caregiver Needs Care

    Alzheimer's disease is not just an ailment of the elderly, it can affect someone as early as their thirties. Knowing the common signs and symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer's can help you and your family prepare for what's ahead.

  • Rewriting the Rhetoric of Alzheimer's

    A diagnosis of Alzheimer's comes with a built-in stigma that has the power to dehumanize even the most vivacious person. Research shows that fear of Alzheimer’s and dementia exceeds the fear of every other type of medical condition except cancer.

  • Will I inherit Alzheimer's disease if my parent has it?

    When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, children want to know, "Can Alzheimer's disease be inherited?" What causes Alzheimer’s disease isn't fully understood, but some cases of early-onset Alzheimer's called familial AD, are inherited.

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