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

Journal Article (Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jarvik, 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

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 6 - 20

PubMed ID

  • 18317242

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18317242

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-0341

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/WAD.0b013e31816653ac


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States