Teenager Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s: It Can Happen at ‘Any Age’

A 19-year-old man in China has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the youngest case of the neurodegenerative condition ever reported, according to the South China Morning Post.

The man, who was treated at Capital Medical University’s Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing, had been experiencing gradual memory loss symptoms for two years. It had gotten to the point that he could not remember things that happened within a day nor where his belongs were.

His condition, which made the man abandon high school early, also caused delays in his reading and reacting abilities.

After having the case of probable “early-onset Alzheimer’s disease” detailed in a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers learned even more shocking details about the man’s unique diagnosis.

“This is the youngest case ever reported to meet the diagnostic criteria for probable [Alzheimer’s disease] without recognized genetic mutations,” the authors said. (Read more from “Teenager Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s: It Can Happen at ‘Any Age’” HERE)

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