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If a Family Member Has Alzheimer's Disease, Will I Have It, Too?
Date: Jan 18th, 2017 12:11pm

Author:

Abigail Mooney

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life.

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIH), “learning about your family health history may help you know if you are at increased risk for certain diseases or medical conditions, like Alzheimer's disease.” Read and share this infographic to better understand Alzheimer’s genetics.

If you would like to know even more about Alzheimer’s genetics, the NIH offers this booklet. It will help you learn:

  • what genes are
  • how genes relate to Alzheimer’s disease
  • what it means if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s

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