Sporadic Alzheimers Disease
Of the two main forms of Alzheimers, Sporadic Alzheimers Disease is the more prevalent. It occurs primarily in people between the ages of 60 and 70, who have little or no hereditary connection to the disease. As opposed to
Early Onset Alzheimers
which researchers have shown to be passed down directly from one generation to another through the occurrence of a mutated gene.
While Sporadic Alzheimers is not said to be hereditary, it does appear that if other family members have be diagnosed with the disease a person’s genetic make-up may make them more susceptible to it as well. As with Early Onset the risk is caused by a mutated gene, but in this case its occurrence only increases the chance of the disease it does not guarantee it.
Many people who have a hereditary link to Sporadic Alzheimers do not get the disease.
Researchers are currently working to find other factors that contribute to the risk of Sporadic Alzheimers with the list of ways to prevent Alzheimers ever growing.
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