Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

Early-onset Alzheimer's disease, also called early-onset Alzheimer's, or early-onset AD, is Alzheimer's disease diagnosed before the age of 65. It is an uncommon form of Alzheimer's, accounting for only 5-10% of all Alzheimer's cases. About 13% of the cases of early-onset Alzheimer's are familial, where a genetic predisposition leads to the disease. The other incidences of early-onset Alzheimer's, however, share the same traits as the "late-onset" form of Alzheimer's disease, and little is understood about how it starts. Nonfamilial early-onset AD can develop in people who are in their 30s or 40s, but this is extremely rare. The majority of people with early-onset Alzheimer's are in their 50s or early 60s.


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