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A Rare Gene Has Caused Members of This Man’s Family to Have a 99% Chance of Developing Alzheimer’s

By Being Patient | December 18th, 2018
A Rare Gene Has Caused Members of This Man's Family to Have a 99% Chance of Developing Alzheimer's

Would you want to know if you had a rare early-onset gene that meant you were almost certainly going to get Alzheimer’s? Marty Reiswig’s family is just one of only 643 known to carry the genetic mutation PSEN2. Marty talks about watching 10 of his dad’s 13 siblings succumb to Alzheimer’s in their 40s. Watch this video to learn more about Marty’s story.

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