Dementia symptoms – do you smell that? It could signal brain decline

Dementia symptoms – do you smell that? It could signal brain decline

Other risk factors

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are a few studies that suggest birth relatives of a family member with DLB may be at slightly higher risk, but this is not conclusive.

“There are only a few known families in which DLB seems to follow a strong inheritance pattern and no mutations have so far been identified,” says the health body.

As it explains, several gene variants have recently been linked to a higher risk of DLB.

“The APOE e4 variant is thought to be the strongest genetic risk factor for DLB, as it is for Alzheimer’s disease,” it adds.

Published at Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:58:41 +0000