Our expert says:
It could indeed be late-onset schizophrenia, maybe also called Paraphrenia ? Ordinarily, schizophrenia tends to show itself young, in ones teens or 20s. I don't think there is any major risk of you suffering the same disorder. In many such disorders the risk if there is someone in the family who already has it, is somewhat higher than in the general population, the risk we all run, but I don't think it's exceedingly higher in late onset schizophrenia.
Because it's uncommon, I haven't seen any research looking at ways to prevent it. With schizophrenia of early onset, its believed that early recognition and an early start to treatment, is useful.
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