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Postby Butterfly Faerie » Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:32 pm

There are the risk factors Zapatista, hope they answer your question...


Age: The risk of developing Alzheimer’s increases with age. One out of every 10 persons 65 years and older is a victim of Alzheimer's disease, although early-onset victims may be in their 40s and 50s. Approximately 20 percent of Americans between the ages of 75 and 84, and almost half of those 85 years and older suffer from Alzheimer's disease.



Genetics: Early-onset Alzheimer's has been clearly shown to be genetic in origin. While mutations on chromosomes 9 and 19 have been linked with late-onset Alzheimer's (the most common form), not everyone with the mutations develops the disease. The relationship between genetics and late-onset Alzheimer's is not fully known.



Other: Some studies have implicated prior traumatic head injury, lower education level, and female gender as possible risk factors. However, at the present time, no definitive causes have been identified.
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Postby Butterfly Faerie » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:59 am

I honestly don't know.
I don't know much about this disease, it's best to do a search and see what information you can up with...
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Postby Ranae1221 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:11 am

It can strike any age, however the chances increase the older you get. most who get the disease don't even realize it. the chances you, at 20, would have it are very very very slim. there are many other causes that could be causing these symptoms, it is best to see a doctor.

depression is one disease that can often mask or mimic some symptoms of dementia.
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Re: What Age Does Alzheimer's Usually Start?

Postby jandilee » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:10 am

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Re: What Age Does Alzheimer's Usually Start?

Postby totalhealthguide » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:25 am

Alzheimer’s disease is mostly seen in older people but very occasionally it develops in middle age, occasionally in the 30’s (about 10% of all Alzheimer’s cases). People over the age of 65 are most frequently affected. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increases with age and by the age of 85 years nearly half of all people are affected by the disease.

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Re: What Age Does Alzheimer's Usually Start?

Postby michella » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:21 am

Yes my aunt is suffering from alzheimers and the last time i met her she could'nt even recognize me . Only then did i realize that this disease does'nt physically affect the person much but emotionally and mentally . Its so hard to even imagine a person suffering so mcuh but just cant show it out . Alzheimers can be prevented by just being socially active and staying fit and occasionally drinking a cup of coffee .
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Postby mike22 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:24 am

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