Alzheimer's Disease May Be Passed Down From Ailing Mothers, University of Kansas Study Suggests  
3/1/2011 8:15:01 AM

Bloomberg -- Mothers may be more likely to pass down Alzheimer’s disease to their children than fathers, a finding that may help identify patients earlier, researchers from the University of Kansas School of Medicine said. Healthy older adults with no cognitive problems whose mothers had Alzheimer’s disease had more brain shrinkage than those who had a father or no parent with the disease, according to research published today in the journal Neurology.