Study: Alzheimer’s risk extends beyond parents, siblings

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No immediate family history of Alzheimer’s? Even a great-grandparent with the disease can increase a patient’s risk, a recent Neurology study shows. While clinicians usually limit family history to first-degree relatives like siblings and parents, researchers reviewed 19th century genealogy records and found that distant relatives with Alzheimer’s may elevate a patient’s risk of developing the disease. (Neurology)

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