Hi, I'm new to this forum but thought it might be useful. My mother has Alzheimer's - she was diagnosed 10 years ago when she was 63. Her father also had Alzheimer's and developed it at a similar age. As a geneticist, I know this isn't conclusive proof of genetic tendency but it doesn't look great! I'm now 43 and am already starting to worry about the way I can't find the right words, forget friends names (I do remember them eventually), forget conversations.... I'm interested in what other people feel about having cognitive tests for an early diagnosis, when you would, what experience you might have had of them. I should add that I am on anti-convulsants and a tiny dose of anti-depressants and am aware that these will also be having effect but the former I have been on since I was 5 (with no significant side effects) and the latter for about 6 years and it's only now that I'm noticing real changes. Any thoughts welcome.