By: Alex Copp
What causes the disorder?
What gene or chromosome is affected by this disorder?
Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
What are the symptoms?
memory loss, judgement, changes in mood or personality, and Confusion with time or place.
What population is affected?
There are around 5.1 million people age 65 and older affected by Alzheimer.
Can anyone be a candidate for the disorder?
How is it inherited?
The inheritance of Alzheimer is unknown.
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need?
Will further assistance be needed, as the child grows older?
What is the long-term outlook for the child?
Are there any treatments or cures?
Could this disorder have been prevented?
To reduce the chances you eat healthy, exercising, staying mentally and socially active, and keeping stress in check.
Can this individual have children in the future?
The individual would have already had children because you get it when you are 65 or older.
Will those children be affected?
What is the current status of research on this disorder?
Is there a cure/new treatment coming soon?
Women are at a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's.
Education can lower the risk of getting Alzheimer's.
Alzheimers is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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