Does Alzheimer’s Disease Run in Your Family?

Did you know that Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day? Many people worry that if a family member has Alzheimer’s, then they will, too. Having a family history of Alzheimer’s disease does not mean that you will develop it. However, your chances of developing Alzheimer’s may be higher if you have certain genes or other risk factors.

View NIA’s infographic to learn more about your risk and talk to your family this Thanksgiving to learn more about your family’s health history.

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Last Updated on December 10, 2021

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