Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Could Family Longevity Protect Against Dementia?
May 7, 2013

 

The sons and daughters of people who live very long lives tend to get the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease later than others, but they're not immune from the memory-robbing disease, according to a new study.

Based on comparisons of people in their 90s, their spouses, siblings, children and their children's spouses, researchers found that the offspring of people with exceptional longevity were about 40 percent less likely than peers to be cognitively impaired between ages 65 and 79.

 

 

 

Read more:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/us-family-dementia-idUSBRE9450VL20130506

 

 

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