The majority of neurological conditions are not inherited, but still, there are some like Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease that may run through generations in a family. Hereditary neurological disorders can be diagnosed through genetic testing to determine if an identifiable gene mutation exists in the family. 

Dr Anil Dhingra, the best Neurologist in Chandigarh always recommends parents go for Genetic counseling or genetic testing for patients who have a family history of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Strokes, etc. 

Some genetic neurological disorders include: 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease (AD): It is one of the common neurological diseases in elderly people of more than 65 years of age. It causes dementia which is characterized by a significant decline in memory and cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s Disease can also follow the inherited pattern in some cases, known as Familiar Alzheimer’s Disease. It is rare, but it is more effective than normal Alzheimer’s Disease. It is because Familiar Alzheimer’s affects younger people between the ages of 30 and 60.
  • Huntington’s disease: It is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and motor skills impairment, personality and psychiatric changes, and even cognitive impairment. It is a general neurological disorder that can be diagnosed through genetic counseling and genetic testing.
  • Parkinson’s disease: Though there is no strong proof of familiar Parkinson’s disease as compared to others, still there is genetic testing available for some rare kinds of Parkinson’s Disease. Normally, this is a neurological disease that is characterized by slowness of movements, tremors, rigidity, etc. 
  • Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy: It is a genetic neurological disorder that causes cognitive and behavioral disturbance and dementia. It is prevalent in people who have a family history of migraines, stroke, etc. Researchers prove that more than 90% of Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy patients have an identical genetic alteration in the gene called NOTCH3.

Genetic neurological disorders can be treated by Gene therapy. The latest research on gene therapy proves that this treatment has an effective potential to treat neurological disorders like epilepsy, dementia, and other psychiatric diseases. 


Dr Anil Dhingra, one of the best Neurologists in Chandigarh provides care and proper evaluation to patients who are affected by inherited neurological disorders. He also provides them with the best treatment to help them effectively decrease the risks of these hereditary neurological disorders.