By: Brooke Steil
Cause of Alzheimer's Disease
For late-onset Alzheimer's, there has not been a specific gene that causes it, but there is a common genetic factor that has appeared to increase a person's risk of developing it. This factor is related to Apolipoprotein E, or APOE. This is found on chromosome 19.
Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
-Difficulty remembering newly learned information
-Mood and behavior changes
-Deepening confusions about events, times, and places
-Unfounded suspicions about family friends and professional caregivers
-More serious memory loss
-Difficulty speaking and/or walking
Candidate for Alzheimer's
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