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Children of Parents with Alzheimer’s Can Develop Memory Problems

A recent study showed that children of parents with Alzheimer’s disease can develop memory problems in their 50s or even younger – much earlier than previously thought .

The study subjects, who carried a gene strongly linked to Alzheimer’s, performed worse in memory tests, on average, than other middle-aged people who had the same gene but did not have a parent diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The difference in memory between the two groups was equivalent to approximately 15 years of brain aging, researchers found. Read more here.