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    How often does Alzheimer's disease occur at an earlier age?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: what are the chances that someone gets early onset Alzheimer's in their lifetime? not alzheimers but early on set. not my chances but the general public. can i have this probability in a number please.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nearly 5% of the Alzheimer's cases are early onset.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

Prevalence of early onset alzheimer's disease is very low. Exact prevalence is not known but nearly 5% of the alzheimer's cases are known to be early onset.

Hope that helps.If you have any further specific queries on this,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar 2 minutes later
I have a few questions:

What is likely to cause early onset?
Is there anything to do to prevent it?
Can I get a gene test to see my chances of getting it?
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 47 hours later
Brief Answer:
Genetic test can be done in case of a strong family history.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being in follow-up.

Various factors which may increase the chances of Alzheimer's are-
Head trauma, stroke, Diabetes,positive family history and some gene mutations.

Nothing really has been proved. However, maintaining a healthy life style with balanced diet(with fruits and green vegetables) and sleep, and trying best to be free of/having an excellent control of Diabetes and Hypertension may help. Low levels of cholesterol and regular physical exercise is also advisable.

Genetic testing can be done in cases of positive family history with a proper genetic counselling.

Hope that helps.If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)


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