Hi! Nice to meet all of you.
Everyone in my family, going back to at least my great great grandparents have lived to be in their late 80's to late 90's and none of them had AD or any other type of dementia. I have an aunt right now who is 96 and still golfs every day. lol My dad just died at 85 from a fall on the stairs in his home. My mom is 85, and is as spry as they come. She can remember every single detail of every single conversation. She facebooks all the time, still does her own hair and makeup, and meets up with the other women in her highschool class, who are still alive. She also goes to church every Sunday. My grandpa, my mom's dad died at 87 of heart failure and he was spry too. He still drove and went out to breakfast every morning with his lifelong friends at a local restaurant, up until he died. I'm not going into every single family member's life-story or cause of death, but my point is everyone in both sides of my family either dies from a fall or basically very old age, and all of them lived at home until they died. They weren't in any need of in-home care of anything.
My siblings are older than me, they're all in their mid to late 60's and they're all fine. So, I feel safe in saying there is no family history of AD. Ive read that usually, if there is an APOE4 gene in the family, that there will generally be a family history of AD, is that true?
Is it likely my family does not have the apoe4 gene? Thank you in advance for your time.