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Does Alzheimer's disease occur in middle aged people?

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    Alicia4posted 8 years ago

    Does Alzheimer's disease occur in middle aged people?

  2. hubhub2 profile image60
    hubhub2posted 7 years ago

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  3. Dr Ken Romeo profile image60
    Dr Ken Romeoposted 7 years ago

    In can, but this would be considered rare.
    Early onset Alzheimer's disease runs in families. In other words, it's genetic. There is a genetic test available if you suspect early AD (did your brother, sister, mother or father get AD in their 40's?). I would recommend a consult with your family physician if you are concerned about this.

  4. dlynch423 profile image58
    dlynch423posted 7 years ago

    Yes.  Alzheimers does not discriminate nor does it care about age.  Although it is considered rare, Alzheimers tends to be genetic or runs in the family.  I knew someone who was in their early forties who had early onset of Alzheimers but his mother had it early on as well.

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    The youngest case of familial Alzheimer's I'm aware that we've seen in Central Ohio was a young man of age 24 at OSU Hospital.