Alzheimer's disease early onset

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Alzheimer's disease early onset

Alzheimer's disease, early onset is a progressive condition of the brain that affects memory, thinking, and behavior that occurs before the age of 65. Only 5% of cases of Alzheimer's are considered early onset.

Causes for this early onset of Alzheimer's disease are often genetic, but environmental and behavioral factors may also play a role, just like in traditional Alzheimer's disease (See: Alzheimer's disease). Early onset Alzheimer's disease has the same symptoms including: difficulty remembering newly learned information, memory loss, behavioral changes, disorientation, confusion, and unnecessary suspicion of family or others. These symptoms may progress to an inability to care for him or herself, to eat, or to speak. Because Alzheimer's is typically a disease of old age, early onset Alzheimer's often goes misdiagnosed as stress or another condition. It may take multiple doctors visits and second opinions to find the correct diagnosis. Early onset Alzheimer's can be particularly devastating, but if caught early, the symptoms can potentially be managed and quality of life improved.

There is no cure for either early onset or for traditional "late onset" Alzheimer's. However, there are medications available that may help to slow the progression of the disease and help with some of the symptoms. It is important to talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you or a family member may have early onset Alzheimer's. Genetic testing may be available to help you and your family predict and manage your risks.

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National Endowment for Alzheimer's Research

At NEAR, our mission is to investigate the underlying causes of Alzheimer's and to develop rapid clinical interventions both for Alzheimer's and other brain disorders. A secondary mission is to promote public awareness and education with respect to Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, and to encourage the involvement of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government in finding a cure.

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Alzheimer's disease early onset" for support, advocacy or research.

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National Endowment for Alzheimer's Research

At NEAR, our mission is to investigate the underlying causes of Alzheimer's and to develop rapid clinical interventions both for Alzheimer's and other brain disorders. A secondary mission is to promote public awareness and education with respect to Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, and to encourage the involvement of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government in finding a cure.

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Last Updated: 20 Dec 2012

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Alzheimer's disease early onset" returned 80 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Low Prevalence and Clinical Effect of Vascular Risk Factors in Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease.
 

Author(s): Yaohua Chen, Adeline Rollin Sillaire, Jean Dallongeville, Emilie Skrobala, David Wallon, Bruno Dubois, Didier Hannequin, Florence Pasquier,

Journal: J. Alzheimers Dis.. 2017 ;60(3):1045-1054.

 

Determinants of early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) are not well known. In late-onset AD, vascular risk factors (VRFs) are associated with earlier clinical manifestation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Early- versus late-onset Alzheimer's disease in clinical practice: cognitive and global outcomes over 3 years.
 

Author(s): Carina Wattmo, Åsa K Wallin

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Whether age at onset influences Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression and the effectiveness of cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI) therapy is not clear. We aimed to compare longitudinal cognitive and global outcomes in ChEI-treated patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) versus ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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How Should Clinicians Counsel a Woman with a Strong Family History of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease about Her Pregnancy?
 

Author(s): Marianna V Mapes, Barbara M O'Brien, Louise P King

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Counseling patients regarding the benefits, harms, and dilemmas of genetic testing is one of the greatest ethical challenges facing reproductive medicine today. With or without test results, clinicians grapple with how to communicate potential genetic risks as patients weigh their ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Alzheimer's disease early onset" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Elucidating Pathogenic Mechanisms of Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome Patients.
 

Author(s): Masashi Asai, Takashi Kawakubo, Ryotaro Mori, Nobuhisa Iwata

Journal: Yakugaku Zasshi. 2017 ;137(7):801-805.

 

Down syndrome (DS) patients demonstrate the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) characterized by the formation of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles by age 40-50 years. It has been considered for a number of years that 1.5-fold expression of the gene for the amyloid ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mutations, associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, discovered in Asian countries.
 

Author(s): Eva Bagyinszky, Young Chul Youn, Seong Soo A An, SangYun Kim

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Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of senile dementia, is a genetically complex disorder. In most Asian countries, the population and the number of AD patients are growing rapidly, and the genetics of AD has been extensively studied, except in Japan. However, recent studies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Molecular genetics of early-onset Alzheimer's disease revisited.
 

Author(s): Rita Cacace, Kristel Sleegers, Christine Van Broeckhoven

Journal: Alzheimers Dement. 2016 06;12(6):733-48.

 

As the discovery of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) genes, APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2, in families with autosomal dominant early-onset AD (EOAD), gene discovery in familial EOAD came more or less to a standstill. Only 5% of EOAD patients are carrying a pathogenic mutation in one of the AD ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Longitudinal Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease Study Protocol
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Early Onset Alzheimer Disease; Alzheimer Disease; Mild Cognitive Impairment

 

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2018

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Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease Phenotypes: Neuropsychology and Neural Networks
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset; Alzheimer Disease; Alzheimer Disease, Late Onset; Dementia, Alzheimer Type; Logopenic Progressive Aphasia; Primary Progressive Aphasia; Visuospatial/Perceptual Abilities; Posterior Cortical Atrophy; Executive Dysfunction; Corticobasal Degeneration; Ideomotor Apraxia

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2017

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Reference Database & Longitudinal Registry of the Normal and Pathological Aging Brain
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Early Onset Alzheimer Disease; Mild Cognitive Impairment; Depression; Aging

 

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2018

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