Familial Coaggregation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease (Neuroepidemiology)

Summary

Given earlier research showing familial aggregation in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) separately, the authors of this systematic review decided to investigate the extent of any familial co-occurrence of AD and PD. Only a modest degree of familial coaggregation of AD and PD became apparent, implying that any co-occurrence of dementia and parkinsonism is caused primarily by factors other than shared familial risk.

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Feldman, AL. Johansson, AL. Lambert, PC. [et al] (2014). Familial coaggregation of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroepidemiology. February 2014; 42(2): 69-80. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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