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by hairyfairy
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: living under a dark shadow.
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: living under a dark shadow.

Ever since my mother developed angina at the young age of 42, and remembering that both her parents died from heart disease, Iⱱ`e been worried about my genes. Ι sure that counselling or treatment for depression will help because Ι not suffering from clinical depression, but a natural reaction reacti...
by hairyfairy
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: living under a dark shadow.
Replies: 8
Views: 452

living under a dark shadow.

Ever since I discovered my apoe3/4 status, I feel as if therès a shadow hanging over me and I cañt get the fear of alzheimers out of my mind. think about it every day and I regret taking that genetic test and opening Pandoràs box.
by hairyfairy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: reaction speed and brain health.
Replies: 2
Views: 738

reaction speed and brain health.

Iv`e heard that faster reaction speeds are associated with good brain health. Is there any strong evidence to support this theory? Iv`e been wondering if taking up one of the martial arts would help protect against alzheimers. I know that fast reaction times helps prevent falls, which is another thi...
by hairyfairy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: 4/4 centenarians?
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

4/4 centenarians?

I`m wondering if there are any 4/4s out there who have actually managed to reach the age of 100 years and still remained cognitively healthy. If there are, it might give me some reassurance that DNA isn`t destiny.
by hairyfairy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxious and fearful
Replies: 10
Views: 1969

Re: Anxious and fearful

I can relate to that! My mother`s side of the family had several members who dropped dead from heart disease early in life.My mother developed angina in her early 40`s, so I`m pretty sure she`s the one to blame for giving me my single copy of apoe4. So far I`m in reasonable health apart from develop...
by hairyfairy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Is apoe4 an evolutionary mistake?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Is apoe4 an evolutionary mistake?

It sounds like the so called second childhood of late life senility. I don`t look forward to being a child again because my past was miserable and I have no wish to re live it. This is another reason why I`m so terrified by my apoe4 status.
by hairyfairy
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Is apoe4 an evolutionary mistake?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Is apoe4 an evolutionary mistake?

Considering all the trouble and ill health apoe4 causes, I wonder if it`s a mistake of nature because it doesn`t actually seem to haveany advantages whatsoever. :?:
by hairyfairy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Blood Test for Alzheimer
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Blood Test for Alzheimer

Why would anyone want such a test. I most definitely wouldn`t want to know if I was going to develop AD because there`s no cure.
by hairyfairy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: mothers of male children.
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

mothers of male children.

Iv`e recently read that women who have given birth to male children have a lower risk of AD as a result of having male DNA left behind by the male fetus in the mother`s brain.Has anyone else seen articles of this sort. Another article I,ve seen claims that people with group o blood are less prone to...
by hairyfairy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Healing the brain from past abuses.
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Healing the brain from past abuses.

I may have mentioned that in my 20`s and 30`s, I partied a lot with alcohol and some drugs. I was hooked on benzodiazapines for a few years. Now I wonder if because of all this I could have done irreperable damage to my brain and the lifestyle changes that I made in the 90`s may be too late.

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