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Genes and genetics

Assessing Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

A family health history can help you and your doctor know if Alzheimer's disease runs in your family. Learn about genetic and other risks for early- and late-onset Alzheimer's.
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What Causes Alzheimer's Disease?

A combination of age-related brain changes, genetics, and factors related to health, environment, and lifestyle may play a role in the development and course of Alzheimer's disease. Get more information.
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Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

Read about the genetics of Alzheimer's disease and related research. A genetic mutation can cause early-onset Alzheimer's. Genetic variants influence disease risk.
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