Should You Get Genetic Testing For Alzheimer’s Disease?
Posted Aug 22 2012 12:00am
According to an international study last year from the Harvard School of Public Health,Alzheimer’s disease was the second biggest health fear after cancer.The survey also found that there are a significant number of people who were interested in predictive testing. Approximately two thirds of respondents said that they would be willing to get a medical test which would tell them whether or not they would develop Alzheimer’s disease before they had symptoms.
At this point in time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and little treatment. Nor can we reliably prevent it. We can exercise, eat a healthy diet, maintain an optimum weight, socialize and stay mentally active –we can do everything right – yet we can still develop Alzheimer’s disease.