Infants With Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s


Brain imaging differences found in infants with genetic risk for Alzheimer’s | Fox News.

This article discusses research performed on young babies who carry a gene linked to Alzheimer’s. “In a new report published in JAMA Neurology, researchers have revealed that infants who carry the gene APOE-E4 – a variant associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease – also tend to have differences in brain development compared to children who don’t have the gene.”

Because researchers are beginning to understand that “some” change occurs early in the brains of these infants who carry the gene, the hope is that one day there will be a special intervention early on (reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s)… vs. waiting 60 years until real cognitive changes take place.

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