Thorlox wrote:I would also like to be included in the study. Kindly let me know.
Michael Stern (Thorlox) 75 yr
If you would prefer, I can say Welcome, Dr. Stern, since I saw your post (linked here: Our Stories:Thorlox
) that you are a retired endodontist. Like you, I am retired and sometimes wish I could go back to school. This forum is both more fun and more accessible as an on-line community of smart people who love to share and debate ideas. We all have gone through warp speed learning curves since grad school! I do have to say, however, that I am glad that endodontists specialized in root canals, since someone in your field relieved some truly amazing pain several years ago!
For tips on easy ways to use this forum, check out "How-To" Get the most out of the ApoE4.info website
. It shows screen shots of how to quote users so they will see your posts, how to search topics and how to use our Wiki
which is a constantly improving resource of in-depth information on topics of interest.
is an easy-to-browse resource with topic headings of topics related to strategies to understand and minimize the effects of ApoE4 that you can begin at a pace that works for you.
In case you have not yet decided about disclosing your status to your family members, here's a forum thread with lots of views: Tell my children or not?
And as someone with ApoE 4 interested in this upcoming participation offer who is between the ages of 60-75, the target audience for many observational and interventional clinical trials, you may also be interested in some of these resources: Together We Make the Difference! Participate in Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Clinical Research
is from the National Institute on Aging (a division of the National Institute of HealthLearn About Clinical Studies
is a helpful NIH website, with a tab for searching (try Advanced Search to find studies near you, or of certain types.) GeneMatch
is sponsored by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute and sends a cheek swab for DNA testing, then notifies you of studies for which you may be eligible.
Please keep posting; we love to meet new friends whose minds are as sharp as yours! (And trust me, we would have had sugar in the 1970's even without our dentists' approval!)