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    Is Alzheimer’s Genetic?

    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Because we often work with families who are managing their loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease, we are frequently asked if the disease is genetic. We also often hear people in the community saying, “Thank goodness no one in our family had Alzheimer’s.”

    While we have come a long way in understanding what Alzheimer’s disease (AD) looks like in the brain, we still don’t have a clear understanding of what causes the disease.  We do know that there is a genetic component to the disease, but we simply do not know how genetics determine Alzheimer’s disease.

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