What causes the disorder?
Early-onset forms of this disease are rare. It occurs in people in the ages usually between the age 30 - 60. This form of Alzheimer's is familial Alzheimer's disease, caused by changes in one of three known genes inherited from a parent. Most people that have Alzheimer's have late-onset, which usually develops after the age of 60. Studies have shown that this is linked to the APOE gene.
Alzheimer's has been associated with having a stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
What gene or chromosome is affected by this disorder?
Are there prenatal tests for this disorder?
What are some of the symptoms?
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty finishing tasks that are familiar
4. Confusion in what time it is or where you are
5. Trouble understanding images
6. Problems with speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from social events
10. Mood swings and changes in personality
What population is affected?
Studies have shown that more women are affected