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More Evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Inherited from Your Mother

Results from a new study contribute to growing evidence that if one of your parents has Alzheimer’s disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father….

A consistently identified risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD) is family history of dementia, with maternal transmission significantly more frequent than paternal transmission. A history of maternal AD may be related to AD-like glucose consumption in cognitively healthy subjects.

“It is estimated that people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer’s disease are four to 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves compared to people with no family history,” said study author Robyn Honea, DPhil, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer’s Reading Room

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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Test Your Memory for Alzheimer’s A Very Popular Google Search

Each and every month since July, 2009, “test your memory for Alzheimer’s” is the number one search leading to the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.

If you add this article — What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? — the total grows to over 15,000.

You might be surprised to learn this. We get more visits from search from people searching these keywords — What is dementia? Then we do for the search of these keywords — What is Alzheimer’s disease?

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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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What America Thinks: The MetLife Foundation Alzheimer’s Survey

The Alzheimer’s Reading Room is the number one source of life news for the entire Alzheimer’s community. The site focuses on Alzheimer’s disease and the art of Alzheimer’s caregiving. Each day over 1,200 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. 44 percent of adults have family members or friends with Alzheimer’s disease.

When asked which of five major diseases they fear most, Alzheimer’s disease was second (31%) behind cancer (41%), but far ahead of heart disease (8%), stroke (8%) and diabetes (6%).
What America Thinks,” conducted by Harris Interactive, found that most people are not preparing for the strong possibility that they or their family members will develop Alzheimer’s, despite significant fear of the disease…

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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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