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Genes and genetics

Assessing Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

What are risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease? Learn about genetic and other risks for early- and late-onset Alzheimer's and steps you can take to stay healthy.
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What Causes Alzheimer's Disease?

How is the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease? Read how genetics, environment, and lifestyle play a role in developing early- or late-onset Alzheimer’s.
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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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