Anyone diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment is at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
But if you already have Alzheimer’s in your family, you can’t help but be even more worried about your own risk.
What if your mother or father or another close relative has Alzheimer’s? Does that mean you’ll get it too?
Here is what you need to know about family history, genetics and Alzheimer’s.
Want to know more about family history, genetics and Alzheimer’s? Here are some good resources:
Harvard Health Letter: Alzheimer’s in the family — https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/alzheimers-in-the-family
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation: Alzheimer’s Risk Factors — http://alzheimersprevention.org/alzheimers-info/risk-factors/
Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry: The role of genetics: Will I get Alzheimer’s disease? — https://www.endalznow.org/news/the-role-genetics-will-i-get-alzheimers-disease