Earlier this week, CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric presented a piece about a company called Smart Genetics who offers genetic testing, genetic counseling, etc… to determine your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
You can view the story and video at CBS.com
From my own research and this news story, I have been getting mixed signals as what to do. On one hand I am very interested in learning of my APOE status, but then again I am also scared to find out.
What would you do? Any insight would be much appreciated.
There are so many pros and cons to think about in making this decision. Yes, it is frightening to most. I would have to think ahead of time on how I would truly feel if the answer would be I have a top percent to be diagnosed with Alzheimers. Would I accept it and try to do whatever possible in taking steps to eat healthier,do brain exercises or would I worry endlessly on when I will produce symptoms. I am not a fly by the seat of my pants type of person. I would have to seriously think about it. I do not think of this question as just a yes or no answer. I would have to do plenty of self searching on how I would truly feel if the outcome would be a good possibility of developing Alzheimers.
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