Journal article

Identical twins with Alzheimer's disease.

C Kilpatrick, R Burns, PC Blumbergs

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry | Published : 1983


Genetically proven identical twin sisters with Alzheimer's disease are reported. Both sisters at the age of fifty years developed a dementing illness. Their mother and maternal grandmother developed at the same age a similar illness. It is suggested that in some cases of familial Alzheimer's disease the condition is inherited by a single mutant gene.