Originally posted in the Bambu Care Champions community.
According to World Alzheimer's Report 2022
Although strongly hereditary forms of Alzheimer’s disease are fairly rare, it is possible to identify a specific genetic cause for early onset familial Alzheimer’s disease. If such a cause is found in the affected family member, genetic testing becomes an option for relatives to consider.
Commonly reported personal motivations for genetic testing:
Commonly reported reasons for declining genetic testing:
If you're thinking about genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease and or any other form of dementia, it is important to get help from a healthcare professional or a genetic counselor.
To learn more about Alzheimer's disease and genetics please visit: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-genetics-fact-sheet
For early access to more content like this, considering joining us in the community! It's free :)
You may like these too.