4thgeneration? wrote:I'm looking forward to doing all I can to spare my sons and husband the burden of this illness.
CoachMT wrote:Welcome 4thgeneration? to the Apoe4.info community! I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s recent passing and long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Your bravery and concern for others jumps off the screen in the description you shared of your family history and your own e4/e2 status. I can see you are already bringing hope and increased understanding to your family history and future generations. You have come to the right place to learn more about Apoe4 in the company of supportive, like-minded community members. If you haven’t seen it already, the primer is a great place to start your learning journey. It was authored by a member physician who carries two copies of the APOE-ε4 allele. You may also be interested in checking out the "Our Stories" forum to learn more about community members embarking on this journey alongside you.
mike wrote:4thgeneration? wrote:I'm looking forward to doing all I can to spare my sons and husband the burden of this illness.
The E2 counteracts the E4 a bit, so you are better off than if you were E3/E4 and even better than E4/E4. Lifestyle changes could likely help a lot. Do you know your parent's ApoE status? I'm guessing the E2 comes from your dad. You have a 50% chance of passing your E4 to your kids.
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