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From the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease?
Dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease is caused by rare inherited gene mutations. A person born with the mutation not only develops Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 60, but has a 50–50 chance of passing the gene along to each of his or her children. When Alzheimer's disease is caused by a mutation, about 50% of the people in the family tree get the illness before age 60.