The Nanney/Felts Family: Late-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics
(Approx. 22:17 min) Featuring: Richard Mayeux, MD-Columbia University
Looking at the Nanney-Felts family in Tennessee, this film explores the role of genetics in late-onset Alzheimer's and the quest to find additional genetic risk factors for the disease.
Momentum in Science: The Supplementary Series
- Understanding and Attacking Alzheimer's 12 min
- How Far We Have Come in Alzheimer's Research 15 min
- Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment 20 min
- The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's 12 min
- Advances in Brain Imaging 11 min
- Looking Into the Future of Alzheimer's 6 min
- The Connection Between Insulin and Alzheimer's 21 min
- Inflammation, the Immune System, and Alzheimer's 29 min
- The Benefit of Diet and Exercise in Alzheimer's 16 min
- Cognitive Reserve: What the Religious Orders Study is Revealing about Alzheimer's 20 min
- Searching for an Alzheimer's Cure: The Story of Flurizan 30 min
- The Pulse of Drug Development 15 min
- The DeMoe Family: Early-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics 25 min
- The Nanney/Felts Family: Late-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics 20 min
- The Quest for Biomarkers 17 min
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- Early-onset Alzheimer's disease is a rare form of AD that usually affects people between ages thirty and sixty. Some cases of early-onset AD, called familial AD (FAD), run in families.
- Late-onset Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of AD. It occurs in people age 60 and older. Scientists studying the genetics of AD have found that the mutations seen in early-onset AD are not involved in this form of the disease.
- 54% of the adult U.S. population has been touched by Alzheimer's. Read more.