Alzheimer's Disease

Organizational Document

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease. (It gets worse with age) Alzheimer's is NOT a normal way for aging to happen.

Symptoms?

dementia and memory loss

Types?

Early onset

Most cases dealing with APP, PSEN1, or PSEN2. Also it follows a dominant pattern. Other cases?

Late onset

It is uncertain how... thought to be linked to APOE e4 allele... getting one copy increases risk, getting to copies increases chances further. Though this allele increases your chances of developing Alzheimer's, not everyone with Alzheimer's has even one of these alleles. It just increases chances.