Latest Early-onset Alzheimer's disease Stories
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease also part of Compassionate Allowances program, explains Allsup Belleville, Ill.
“In the last eight days, scientists have delivered a powerful one-two punch in the fight to defeat Alzheimer’s disease,” said Stacy Pagos Haller, President and CEO of the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF), a nonprofit that identifies and funds exceptionally high-impact research worldwide through its Alzheimer’s Disease Research program.
A recent study showed that the protein beta-amyloid which is found in the brain and associated with Alzheimer's disease may even affect the mental function in healthy individuals.
The same gene mutations linked to inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease have been found in people with the more common late-onset form of the illness.
One of our genes is apolipoprotein E (APOE), which often appears with a variation which nobody would want to have: APOEε4, the main genetic risk factor for sporadic Alzheimer's disease (the most common form in which this disorder manifests itself and which is caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors).
New research suggests that, in people who don't currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain's cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer's disease.
If you had a family history of developing Alzheimer's disease, would you take a genetic test that would give you more information about your chances?
Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI).
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