I'm a 67 year old female and learned recently I carry one APOE 3 and one APOE 4. So does that make me a APOE 4 heterozygote?
Several other places in my DNA date says things about Alzheimers to. My dad died of Alzheimers. Yesterday I learned my sister, 7 years my senior, has been struggling with it for maybe 2-3 years and not one family member thought to let me know. We live states away from each other. And on top of that, my husband, a disabled Fleet Marine Corpsman who spent two years in Vietnam dealing with traumatic injuries started having symptoms about three years ago, first being visual spatial. In Vietnam, he was sprayed with agent orange and has severe peripheral neuropathy and as of November 2016 resides in a nursing home. I also have benign MS, active celiac disease, and peripheral vascular disease and grade 1 heart failure. Wow, am I having fun yet? NOT! So, here I am. I don't know enough about genes to know exactly what it means other than my only sibling and my dad have/had Alzheimers. I get through life, and 47 years with my husband who returned with severe PTSD, with humor.
Hello everyone. I look forward to learning as much as I can. Guess I'll eat lots of broccoli. What else is there to do?
Just keep laughing and love life!
Live in the moment.