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Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3

Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3: Introduction

Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3: A degenerative brain disease characterized primarily by progressive dementia. Type 3 has an early onset (starts before the age of 65). It is caused by mutations in the PSEN1 gene which results in the 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3 is available below.

Symptoms of Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3

Treatments for Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3

  • There is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease, but some medications may have benefit in preserving independence for a period of time, and prolonging the time that the patient can be managed at home. These include:
    • Anticholinesterases - Donezepil, Galantamine, Rivastigmine, Tacrine
    • NMDA antagonist - Memantine
  • Management of neuropsychiatric symptoms is also important. Both drug and non-drug therapies are used. Medications utilised include:
    • Antipsychotics - for agitation and psychosis
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Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3 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, type 3, or a subtype of Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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