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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer`s within Left Handled People

12/23/2003

Question:

I have been told that Left Handed people are not Susceptible to Alzheimer`s Disease.It this true?Is there a record of Left Handed people having Alzheimer`s? IF so what is the percentage?

Answer:

From a clinical perspective, we do see patients who are left handed develop Alzheimer’s Disease. I performed a Literature Review and was unable to locate any statistics on this topic. From our experience, being left handed does not appear to be protective in developing the disease.

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Response by:

Wendy Lemere, MSN, RN, CS
Formerly
Case Western Reserve University

Paula K Ogrocki, PhD Paula K Ogrocki, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University