Genes passed down throughout our family tree define our health and features, like hair and eye color. But specific gene mutations and variants, as well as inherited genes, can also increase our risk for certain health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease.
However, genes don’t necessarily mean a person will develop dementia. Franciscan Ministries' free guide shares information on how genetics can influence the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia. We want your family to stay prepared for a possible diagnosis, understand how family history can affect your health and know when to seek help from your healthcare provider.