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Living with Dementia


Early genetic markers of Alzheimer’s risk identified

Genetic markers that could help highlight who is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have been identified by US scientists.

The research in Neuron identifies mutations that affect the build-up of certain proteins in the brain.

High levels of these tau proteins increase the chance of having the disease.

UK experts said the study… Early genetic markers of Alzheimer’s risk identified   

What is dementia?

risk factors for dementia1 - long-term dementia1 - early stage alzheimers1 - stress2 - mri2 - development of parkinson's1 - coronary heart disease1 - late-day anxiety1 - abnormal blood clotting1 - wernicke's-korsakoff syndrome10 - neurologic disorder1 - development of alzheimer's1 - protective effect1 - memory loss20 - behavioral symptoms1 - effective aging1 - protein tau2 - neurotransmitter1 - neurotoxic oligomers1 - senility1 - loss of judgement1 - dopamine-producing neurons4 - arterial plaques1 - alzheimers society2 - bmi2 - peripheral arterial disease1 - alpha-synuclein diseases1 - neurodegenerative disease9 - genetic evidence1 - cardiovascular risk factors1 -