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As always, great sense in what you say.Grannie G said:I would only take a test for something for which there`s a cure
So I would want to know ahead of time. When would I want to know? I'm not certain, but I guess I want time to do as much as possible while I could. The answer is, of course, to do everything now. I'm thinking in terms of blowing all my savings & retirement fund while I can and then settling down to be a burden on society .Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. Samuel Johnson
Is this not why the article says inheritable rather than inherited i.e the former meaning "may be" and the latter meaning "will be"?Canadian Joanne said:Karen,
No need to fret - there is Familial Alzheimer's Disease (FAD), which is the one that can be determined by a test (the test has been available for 6 years that I know of). But FAD only accounts for 5 to 10% of cases.