Alzheimer's disease - is it hereditary (inherited)?
Many people with dementia are concerned that their disease may have been inherited and that they may have passed it on to their children. Family members of people with dementia are also sometimes concerned that they might be more likely to develop dementia themselves.
For further explanation about the genetic factors associated with dementia see Factsheet 405, Genetics and dementia
You can also read our article Is dementia hereditary? from a past issue of Living with dementia magazine.