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.

A myALZteam Member said:

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 about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

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

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

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 about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

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 about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you JohnT but this thing is getting more confusing!!

posted about 3 years ago
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