Although there are other unmodifiable causes of dementia, the existence of family aggregation indicates that genetics play a role to a greater or lesser extent. In recent years, there have been numerous studies that have provided new information that helps to better understand the genetic component in neurodegenerative diseases.
Our Research Group, together with researchers from Fundació ACE (Barcelona) and Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander), have prepared an updated review on human genetic variability and how this may influence the appearance of dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies or prion diseases. In this review, we summarize what has been revealed through the latest studies in genetics on these diseases.
The document will be open access until April 12 and you can consult it here: