Alzheimer's Disease and Maternal Age

DONNA COHEN, CARL EISDORFER, JAMES LEVERENZ

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Abstract

Findings from several studies suggest a relationship between Alzheimer's disease and Down's syndrome. It has long been known that advanced maternal age is a risk factor for Down's syndrome, and the mothers who give birth to a child with this syndrome have characteristics consistent with accelerated aging. Little is known about risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, other than age. In this study, documentation is supplied for a hypothesis concerning a relationship between Alzheimer's disease and advanced maternal age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-659
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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