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Okay, Who Knows What Early Onset, Late Onset, Or Familial Mean Exactly?? Not Familiar With These Terms.

Okay, Who Knows What Early Onset, Late Onset, Or Familial Mean Exactly?? Not Familiar With These Terms.

posted September 16, 2016
A myALZteam Member

Early onset is just that .. just a few steps beyond normal forgetfulness...odd confusion, if you're watching closely... and at a typically younger age...
Late onset is usually more pronounced and at an older age...
Familial means bloodlines.

posted September 16, 2016
A myALZteam Member

No my mother is now 85!! But it does run in the family! She was not early onset...Carolin.

posted September 30, 2016
A myALZteam Member

This probably refers to hereditary component. My husband has dementia, Alzheimer's type, as did both his parents and one grandparent. Also his brother has this. So there is definitely a familial or heriditary component involved.

posted September 21, 2016
A myALZteam Member

Not sure of technical terms but my husband has early onset or pre. I have noticed a huge decline in his short term memory but long term seems to be in tact

posted September 17, 2016
A myALZteam Member

Early onset usually begins in their 40's or 50's, whereas later it may show up 60's and 70's. Also, early onset progresses more rapidly. Familial is if a family member had the same disease, like my husband's mother - he began showing symptoms late 60's, much like she did/sam

posted September 27, 2016

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