dear all, I read an article that seems to suggest there could be some genetic link!! does anyone know if there's any research about this? Is any testing available for this? although i don't think i'd want to knowif I had it! many thanks cathy z
Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm
Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.
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It seems in the UK we cannot even find money to fund treatments or care for current sufferers......, let alone research into the 'how and why'..... which might prevent money having to be found to treat potential future sufferers, .... Sorry, soapbox just peeked out there for a moment..... putting it back in its box for now.....
DickG said:I have a predisposition to defer to and grovel before a "arrogant, bombastic, self-confident, pedantic etc etc " woman, of course you are right!Well, you'll have to find another one to grovel to.... (!) I know I can come across as all those things but I'm a terrrifed little soul inside (honest!)...
.... as far as genetics are concerned, 'fraid I will always personally support the 'nurture' argument in terms of characteristics .... my biological female ancestors were, I have learnt, strong, intelligent and 'successful' women - but define 'successful?! - but selfish and manipulative... whilst my paternal influences (the nurture of my adoptive dad and his own father) were of selfless, dedicated, open-minded, hard-working, salt-of the- Earth- folk.... know where I'd rather be.....!!!! I keep trying!!!
It's quite something sometimes to be able to 'blame' all my 'horribleness' on my genetic inheritance... of course, everything good about me I achieved for myself!!!!
I continue to find this a fascinating thread, not least because of my own 'not knowing' what my DNA or mitro-wotsitsname may trigger ... and yet feel somehow perhaps more comfortable that I don't know.... and therefore have one less thing to worry about........why worry if it might never happen and all that?
Yet, if there was only research to stop anyone else here worrying about themselves or their own children.....