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A new genetic test could identify people who are most at risk of Alzheimer’s disease when they are just 35 years old.
Although there are currently no treatments for dementia, most drugs in development aim at slowing down symptoms so catching the disease early is crucial. People at most risk could also make lifestyle changes, such as exercising more regularly and eating more healthily.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: TNMockingbird
That does make good sense, prepping family for this horrible disease would be so helpful.
The problem I see is knowing sooooo early that this could make you not do some things in life. Imagine getting the diagnosis at 35 years old. If you didn't have kids would you? Get married or would you marry some one that has this diagnosis? Save for retirement?