Children of persons with Alzheimer disease: what does the future hold?

TitleChildren of persons with Alzheimer disease: what does the future hold?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsJarvik, L, LaRue A, Blacker D, Gatz M, Kawas C, McArdle JJ, Morris JC, Mortimer JA, Ringman JM, Ercoli L, Freimer N, Gokhman I, Manly JJ, Plassman BL, Rasgon N, Roberts JS, Sunderland T, Swan GE, Wolf PA, Zonderman AB
JournalAlzheimer disease and associated disorders
Volume22
Issue1
Pagination6-20
Date Published2008 Jan-Mar
ISSN0893-0341
KeywordsAdult, Alzheimer Disease, Biological Markers, Child, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Pedigree, Risk Factors
Abstract

Children of persons with Alzheimer disease (AD), as a group, face an increased risk of developing AD. Many of them, throughout their adult lives, seek input on how to reduce their chances of one day suffering their parent's fate. We examine the state of knowledge with respect to risk and protective factors for AD and recommend a research agenda with special emphasis on AD offspring.

DOI10.1042/AN20110027
Alternate JournalAlzheimer Dis Assoc Disord