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What is Alzheimer disease, familial?

What is Alzheimer disease, familial?

  • Alzheimer disease, familial: A degenerative brain disease characterized primarily by progressive dementia. The familial form is very rare and is completely inherited and has an early onset (usually in the 4th decade). It occurs when there is excessive production of a toxic protein (amyloid beta peptide) in the brain which collects into clumps (amyloid plaques) in the brain. These plaques cause damage to nerve cells in the brain.

Alzheimer disease, familial is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alzheimer disease, familial, or a subtype of Alzheimer disease, familial, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Alzheimer disease, familial as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Alzheimer disease, familial: Introduction

Types of Alzheimer disease, familial:

Broader types of Alzheimer disease, familial:

How serious is Alzheimer disease, familial?

Prognosis of Alzheimer disease, familial: course of disease can continue for up to 25 years
Complications of Alzheimer disease, familial: see complications of Alzheimer disease, familial

What causes Alzheimer disease, familial?

Causes of Alzheimer disease, familial: see causes of Alzheimer disease, familial

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer disease, familial?

Symptoms of Alzheimer disease, familial: see symptoms of Alzheimer disease, familial

Complications of Alzheimer disease, familial: see complications of Alzheimer disease, familial

Onset of Alzheimer disease, familial: usually 4th decade

Alzheimer disease, familial: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alzheimer disease, familial.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alzheimer disease, familial.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alzheimer disease, familial: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alzheimer disease, familial.
Treatments for Alzheimer disease, familial: see treatments for Alzheimer disease, familial
Research for Alzheimer disease, familial: see research for Alzheimer disease, familial

Name and Aliases of Alzheimer disease, familial

Main name of condition: Alzheimer disease, familial

Other names or spellings for Alzheimer disease, familial:

Familial Alzheimer disease, FAD

FAD, Familial Alzheimer disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alzheimer disease, familial: Related Conditions

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