Neurodegenerative adult-onset dementias are complex and multifactorial diseases that are most commonly caused by environmental, genetic, or mixed environmental and genetic factors. Regarding the genetic causes, a variety of phenotypes may present. This article reviews several of the genetic risk factors for the most common dementias encountered in neurology. Practical implications of genetic testing and pharmacogenomic considerations for clinical practice are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology