Lent Prompt 17: Familiar Alzheimer’s Disease

Familiar Alzheimer’s Disease is rare (affecting a 2-3% of people with dementia). The symptoms begin younger than in other types dementia (earlier than 65). Apparently this was the subject of the film Still Alice. It is an autosomal dominant condion meaning the risk for those with an affected parent is about 50% but those without family history will almost certainly not get this version of dementia.