Alzheimer’s Disease: To Know or Not to Know?
According to researchers that have studied Alzheimer’s disease is that having a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s disease does increase one’s risk developing the disease. Some people wish to have a genetic test that will answer the question: Will I be next? Would you choose to know if you are carrying these genes as there are no treatment yet to stop or slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.In Time magazine’s cover story about Alzheimer’s disease researchers are finding new ways against the stubborn disease. Technology is helping to detect the first signs of trouble and can pinpoint every molecules that give rise to the disease. This is an interesting article on the latest studies and success.The benefit by knowing the risk for Alzheimer’s is that the patients can plan better for the future and make changes to their lifestyle. Until the researchers have really found the cure & treatment for Alzheimer’s, we can by exercising, staying mentally and socially engaged delay the symptoms.
The question if “to know or not to know?”. I will say yes, I like to know.