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What is Alzheimer disease type 2?

What is Alzheimer disease type 2?

  • Alzheimer disease type 2: A degenerative brain disease characterized primarily by progressive dementia. Type 2 has a late onset - starts after the age of 65. It is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic mutations and environmental and lifestyle factors. The condition 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 type 2 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 type 2, or a subtype of Alzheimer disease type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alzheimer disease type 2: Introduction

Types of Alzheimer disease type 2:

Broader types of Alzheimer disease type 2:

How serious is Alzheimer disease type 2?

Prognosis of Alzheimer disease type 2: course of disease can continue for up to 25 years
Complications of Alzheimer disease type 2: see complications of Alzheimer disease type 2

What causes Alzheimer disease type 2?

Causes of Alzheimer disease type 2: see causes of Alzheimer disease type 2

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer disease type 2?

Symptoms of Alzheimer disease type 2: see symptoms of Alzheimer disease type 2

Complications of Alzheimer disease type 2: see complications of Alzheimer disease type 2

Onset of Alzheimer disease type 2: after 65 years of age

Can anyone else get Alzheimer disease type 2?

More information: see contagiousness of Alzheimer disease type 2
Inheritance: see inheritance of Alzheimer disease type 2

Alzheimer disease type 2: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alzheimer disease type 2.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alzheimer disease type 2.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alzheimer disease type 2: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alzheimer disease type 2.
Treatments for Alzheimer disease type 2: see treatments for Alzheimer disease type 2

Name and Aliases of Alzheimer disease type 2

Main name of condition: Alzheimer disease type 2

Other names or spellings for Alzheimer disease type 2:

AD2, Alzheimer disease associated with APOE E4, Late onset Alzheimer disease, Late onset familial Alzheimer disease, LOFAD

AD2, Alzheimer disease associated with APOE E4, LOFAD, Late onset Alzheimer disease, Late onset familial Alzheimer disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alzheimer disease type 2: Related Conditions

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