Module 1: Introduction to Dementia
Module 2: Dementia Stages and Assessment
Module 3: Behavioral Symptoms and Non-Pharmacological Therapies
Module 4: Palliative Care and Medication Use in Dementia Care
Module 5: Dementia and Caregiving
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1.2.2 Genetics

  • Genetics – Genetic factors are known to contribute to the onset of dementia, but the precise consequences vary greatly. Each child has a 50% chance of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease from a parent who carries a gene mutation of the disease. If the gene is present, the individual will eventually get Alzheimer’s disease; this typically occurs in their 40s or 50s.
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