daydreams1991 wrote:Hello! Thank you so much for opening up this community. I’m a female 3/4 (guessing 3 and haven’t had a computer to check my full report) and 23andme sent my report to me on MY BIRTHDAY, ouch. My mom is 3/3 and sister is 3/3 so it was a pretty big shock.
I was pretty terrified of this result at first but now I feel like I could really do a lot to improve my situation. Even though it was incredibly painful, I’m glad I know now. I’m 28 and apparently have a great start on things!
Hi daydreams1991 and welcome to the Apoe4 community! I'm so glad that you posted and shared a bit of your story with us.
WOW! What a birthday present. I imagine you feeling scared and terrified when you discovered your Apoe4 status. Many feel overwhelmed learning of this news. Yes, having the gene increases one's risk of late onset Alzheimer's but it certainly is not a death sentence. Knowledge is powerful and with your wonderful attitude, age on your side, plenty of zest and determination you can set a blueprint for a long and healthy life ahead.
Viewing our Primer
is a great place to start to gather more information on the Apoe4 gene and additional prevention strategies, if you haven't already. And on Wiki
, there is an in-depth article on the Ketogenic diet. It may offer some tips for your personal situation. Also, using the magnifying glass on the tool bar near your name will allow you to search topics of specific interest to you, such as seizures.
Again a warm welcome and I encourage you to continue sharing your journey with us. I think you will find this to be a very caring and supportive group.