mike wrote:Lynne wrote:I'm wondering how common it is to have Alzheimer's with E3/E3 like my mother? And since her E3's are not really neutral, is it like I have two E4's, since I got my "E3" from her?
Lynne, as was already mentioned, your mom's E3 is neutral, but not all Dementia/AD is caused by ApoE4. Often it can be caused by nutrition deficits in the brain. It looks like mitochondrial problems can also cause dementia. And mitochondrial DNA actually comes down only from your mom. One good way to add nutrition to the brain is to start a keto diet. It might still work for your mom. I'm glad you like science - this is a VERY active field right now, and this website is a great place to start learning. I also found both the Primer and the Wiki to be fantastic resources. Also, use the magnifying glass at top right to search for things like "mitochondria" to learn more. And ask questions.
Thanks for the tips! That magnifying glass search feature will come in very handy, and I love the extensive Primer and Wiki. And thanks for the info on mitochondrial problems, I didn't know about that, this is all very new to me. I may try the Keto diet, I am vegan, so it would be a little harder, but is still doable.