Longitudinal modeling of age-related memory decline and the APOE epsilon4 effect.

BACKGROUND The APOE epsilon4 allele is associated with the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease. The age at which memory decline diverges among persons who are homozygous for the APOE epsilon4 allele, those who are heterozygous for the allele, and noncarriers is unknown. METHODS Using local advertisements, we recruited cognitively normal subjects… (More)