Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, affecting more than 6 million individuals in the US. AD is characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive decline, with a mean age of symptom onset of 80 years. The average lifetime risk of developing AD is 10 to 15% by age 85. About 1 to 5% of AD cases are early onset (prior to 60 to 65 years). An individual’s risk to develop AD varies based on numerous genetic and lifestyle factors.
Genetic counseling and testing for Alzheimer disease: Joint practice guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors
GeneReviews – Alzheimer Disease Overview
Apolipoprotein E Gene Variants and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Meta-Analysis
Statement of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and AFA’S Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board on Genetic Testing to Determine Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
MedlinePlus Genetics: Alzheimer Disease
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