Early Onset Familial AD

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Our Diagnosis/Genetics section explains what procedures to expect for a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer disease. EOAD is often missed or misdiagnosed; we provide the story of one couple's experience. This section also describes the pros and cons of the different kinds of genetic testing available and present interviews with people who have opted for or against predictive testing. In addition, we provide a cautionary interview with a genetic counselor and a blueprint of an appropriate genetic counseling protocol that interested candidates should expect as they consider whether to take this step.

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