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by jordansmom
Sat May 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Accu-metrics genetics service
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Accu-metrics genetics service

In addition to 23andMe, I sent a DNA sample to Accu-metrics, which looked like it tested for a broader array of problem alleles than 23andMe. The results I got back stated that I was 'low risk' for Alzheimer's disease, which is different from the results (medium risk) I got back from 23andMe. Does a...
by jordansmom
Sun May 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Age 24 and 4/4: Trying to Plan a Healthy (Student) Life
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: Age 24 and 4/4: Trying to Plan a Healthy (Student) Life

Welcome to the site! I know how hard this news is to bear; news of my status caused a lot of sleepless nights at first (not that I sleep all that well to begin with). The good news is that you've learned your status while you are very young and have lots of time to build up a lifetime what I call 'p...
by jordansmom
Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: CSF Ferritin predicts cognitive decline in E4s
Replies: 115
Views: 32251

Re: CSF Ferritin predicts cognitive decline in E4s

Thanks, Simon! most definitely will get my ferritin levels checked. Am waiting for blood work results right now, actually.
by jordansmom
Fri May 04, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: AIr Pollution and E4s - not a good mix (more evidence)
Replies: 15
Views: 3802

Re: AIr Pollution and E4s - not a good mix (more evidence)

DC is one of the most polluted cities in the country, but, unfortunately, I can't go anywhere for some years yet, as my job is here. I grew up in Greenville, SC, though, which is a lot less polluted. Hopefully the years I've spent in the DC-area haven't doomed me. Totally agree WRT lowering PM2.5. I...
by jordansmom
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: CSF Ferritin predicts cognitive decline in E4s
Replies: 115
Views: 32251

Re: CSF Ferritin predicts cognitive decline in E4s

Very interesting. I have restless leg syndrome, and one of the therapies recommended for RLS is intravenous Fe, which would increase ferritin levels. Glad I didn't try this therapy. How ironic that my chronic semi-anemic state might actually be protective.
by jordansmom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: "Alcohol is biggest lifestyle risk"
Replies: 29
Views: 9102

Re: "Alcohol is biggest lifestyle risk"

I always enjoy research which supports my confirmation bias. I stopped drinking when my father (in early Alzheimer’s) could no longer remember how many drinks he’d consumed before dinner. This contributed to his malnutrition and his eventual perforated ulcer... and it’s what made us move him into a...
by jordansmom
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Recieved My Results From "23 and Me" Yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: Recieved My Results From "23 and Me" Yesterday

Pwestie1218, I also received the news about my apoE status via 23andMe. I was flattened by the news, so my heart goes out to you. The good thing is that we are learning about the risk in time to do something about it, and there ARE a lot of things we can do to mitigate AD risk. So, hang in there, an...
by jordansmom
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Apo-e4 heterozygous newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: Apo-e4 heterozygous newbie

Thanks, cas and NF52, for your posts--your tips are much appreciated!
by jordansmom
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Apo-e4 heterozygous newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Apo-e4 heterozygous newbie

I am a married, 48-year-old female scientist living in Arlington, VA. I just found out I carry one copy of the apo e4 allele via a 23andMe home DNA test. I don't know my full haplotype or status of any of the other genetic risk factors for AD, early-onset or late-onset. I do have a family history of...

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