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The genetics of dementia in late life.

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Plassman, BL; Breitner, JC
Published in: Psychiatr Clin North Am
March 1997

Recent advances in the genetics of AD and other late-life dementias have provided new insights but also have raised new queries and ethical issues. This review reflects the current state of knowledge in a rapidly evolving field. The complex relation of genes and environment to AD, VaD, and other late-life dementias suggests that the answers to these many issues will evolve through time. New issues undoubtedly will arise as additional genes are discovered and new data accrue that relate APOE and other genes to the mechanism and expression of dementing illness. The clinical relevance and applicability of such research findings will increase when effective treatments become available. Given this potential, we encourage readers to monitor new developments as they arise.

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Psychiatr Clin North Am

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ISSN

0193-953X

Publication Date

March 1997

Volume

20

Issue

1

Start / End Page

59 / 76

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Twin Studies as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Phenotype
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Dementia
  • DNA Mutational Analysis
  • Apolipoproteins E
 

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Plassman, B. L., & Breitner, J. C. (1997). The genetics of dementia in late life. Psychiatr Clin North Am, 20(1), 59–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0193-953x(05)70393-2
Plassman, B. L., and J. C. Breitner. “The genetics of dementia in late life.Psychiatr Clin North Am 20, no. 1 (March 1997): 59–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0193-953x(05)70393-2.
Plassman BL, Breitner JC. The genetics of dementia in late life. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1997 Mar;20(1):59–76.
Plassman, B. L., and J. C. Breitner. “The genetics of dementia in late life.Psychiatr Clin North Am, vol. 20, no. 1, Mar. 1997, pp. 59–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0193-953x(05)70393-2.
Plassman BL, Breitner JC. The genetics of dementia in late life. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1997 Mar;20(1):59–76.
Journal cover image

Published In

Psychiatr Clin North Am

DOI

ISSN

0193-953X

Publication Date

March 1997

Volume

20

Issue

1

Start / End Page

59 / 76

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Twin Studies as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Phenotype
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Dementia
  • DNA Mutational Analysis
  • Apolipoproteins E