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Alzheimer's Disease

Can I Have Early Onset Alzhemier`s

10/25/2010

Question:

I’m 38 years old and am having trouble remembering. I also have speech problems and my words don’t come out right. I have been having joint pain, tiredness, and headaches.

Answer:

There are many causes of memory issues. At your age, Alzheimer's is very unlikely. However, these symptoms may be a part of a serious condition and I would recommend for you to visit a doctor right away.

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Response by:

Douglas W Scharre, MD Douglas W Scharre, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University