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Study: Alzheimer's Risk Higher If Both Parents Have It

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CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- One parent with Alzheimer's disease is tough enough, but imagine the memory-robbing illness striking both parents -- and knowing chances are high you'll get it, too. A study of more than 100 families for the first time gauges the size of that risk.

"I'm scared," said Jackie Lustig, 52, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, whose father died of Alzheimer's and whose mother is living it. "I'm hoping to heck that the pharmaceutical companies come up with something better than there is now. It's not a nice way to go."

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