Genetics of dementia
Many people with dementia are concerned that they have inherited the condition and that they may in turn pass it on to their children. Also, family members of people with dementia are sometimes concerned that they might be more likely to develop dementia themselves. Genes can play a role in the development of dementia, but their effects are complicated and patterns of inheritance vary considerably.
For further explanation about the genetic factors associated with dementia see factsheet 405, Genetics of dementia
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