Your Alzheimer’s risk IS higher if a grandparent or a cousin has the disease: Study finds more distant relatives are a warning sign

Having a grandparent or even a cousin with Alzheimer’s disease may raise your risk of getting it.

Many people who have lost a parent to dementia have the nagging fear they may have inherited the condition. But a study now suggests less closely related relatives with Alzheimer’s disease could be a warning sign.

Someone with two grandparents diagnosed with the condition has a 25 percent higher risk of getting it, researchers found. Two cousins with Alzheimer’s disease can raise someone’s risk by 17 percent.

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