Children of Persons with Alzheimer Disease: What Does the Future Hold?


Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders:, January/March 2008 – Volume 22 – Issue 1 – pp 6-20


Children of persons with Alzheimer disease (AD), as a group, face an increased risk of developing AD. Many of them, throughout their adult lives, seek input on how to reduce their chances of one day suffering their parent’s fate. We examine the state of knowledge with respect to risk and protective factors for AD and recommend a research agenda with special emphasis on AD offspring.

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