Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia typically associated with older adults. Early onset Alzheimer’s disease occurs before the age of 65 years.
Alzheimer’s disease causes memory problems and a variety of related symptoms. It is a progressive condition, which means that the symptoms will get worse over time. It is the most common type of dementia.
Experts believe that early onset Alzheimer’s disease accounts for fewer than 10% of all cases. It usually results from an inherited genetic feature. It most often appears when a person is in their 40s or 50s, but it can start in a person in their 30s.
There is currently no cure, but treatment may help manage the symptoms and slow the progression of the condition.
In this article, we discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment options associated with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.