Alzheimer disease familial
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial Alzheimer disease
The remaining cases of Alzheimer disease are familial, which means they are found in multiple members of a family. Familial Alzheimer disease can be divided into early-onset disease (symptoms begin before age 65) and late-onset disease (symptoms begin after age 65).
- Alzheimer Disease. Genetic Home Reference. October 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=alzheimerdisease. Accessed 1/18/2008.
- Alzheimer's Facts and Figures. Alzheimer's association. October 16, 2007; http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_figures.asp. Accessed 1/18/2008.
On this page
- The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed a fact sheet on Alzheimer's disease. To view this fact sheet, click on the link below.
In Depth Information
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Alzheimer disease familial. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Alzheimer disease familial. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Resources for Kids
- The Alzherimer's Association provides videos and information to help kids and teens deal with the emotions and reactions that are common when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Click on Alzheimer's Association to view these resources.
- NIH News: Scientists Report Important Step in Biomarker Testing for Alzheimer's Disease. National Institute on Aging (NIA). March 17, 2009.
- Learn how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain through the Alzheimer's Association's interactive Brain Tour
- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.