VIDEO: Is Alzheimer’s hereditary?

Location :


Silverado medical associate, explains that the disease can be hereditary, depending on the circumstance--a patient’s age being one of the biggest risk factors.   

Ross explains that if someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in the later years of their lives, between ages 75-85, the risk of developing it within the family is no greater than the general population.   However when a patient develops the disease during their 50s-60s, “the family link is much stronger for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease,” says Ross.  Additionally, the disease presents itself differently in younger versus older patients.  The progression of Alzheimer’s is more rapid in younger patients, whereas the the disease can be a slower and gradual progression in older patients.

< Previous
 View All
Next >

Related Articles

 A Loving Ride Down Memory Lane

We’ve seen it on the big screen time and time again — a young couple in love, full of laughter, riding bikes down a cobblestone path. Such a scene doesn’t just live in the movies.

 These Firefighters Will Try Dementia Glasses

Virtual Dementia Tour,
Silverado Lake Zurich Memory Care has invited 15 firefighter-paramedics to participate in hands-on dementia training that will aid them in helping people...

 Our Neurologist-Approved Foods For Your Fittest Brain Yet

Brain healthy foods, foods to reduce risk of Alzheimer's
Many of our reasoned and deliberate care practices at Silverado can be attributed to research backed by world-renowned neurologists who are at the forefront of brain health...

Need More Information?

Silverado’s care expertise is at your fingertips. If you are looking for services or just some experienced insight, we’re here to help.

Start a chat with us 

Job seekers – click here.

Chat Now
Need Help? Chat Now