Genetic risk in Alzheimer’s disease: looking beyond immediate family

Takeaway

  • Extended family history should be considered when assessing a person’s genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Why this matters ?

  • Family history is a key risk factor for AD, yet most prediction studies focus on
    immediate relatives. Extended family history may provide a more accurate estimation of risk.

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