I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this and what they think about it. Since telling people that Mum has AD at such a young age, I find that a lot of people (somewhere in their reaction) feel the need to point out that AD can be hereditary and ask if you're worried about it? I'm finding it's beginning to annoy me and am trying hard to bite my tongue. My sister in law actually had the nerve to phone my husband and 'advise' him that perhaps he should start planning for what might happen to me in the future....or that he should maybe consider what the future could hold for him. Obviously this is what has infuriated me most, but I wondered if any children of parents with AD had experience of people commenting on the likliehood that they could get it and how they've dealt with it. So far, I point out that it's unlikely. It's made me paranoid to mention Mum's AD in work, just in case people start to think that it'll happen to me. This bothers me as it makes me feel like I'm ashamed of Mum, which I'm not. I know I shouldn't give a stuff about anyone else's (narrowminded) opinions. Personally, me getting it is neither here nor there right now, I'm more worried about Mum's welfare but I am getting a little fed up with the prophets of doom that I seem to know!