I'm Barbara and I'm in the middle of reading Dale Bredesen's "The End of Alzheimer's" -- which is how I found this site.
A few years ago, I'd done 23andme testing and saw that I had one ApoE4 gene -- which I wasn't happy about, but at least I only had one ApoE4 gene. A month ago, I downloaded my data onto Strategene to give to a health practitioner and found that I do have 2 copies of the ApoE4 gene... and perhaps also one ApoE3 gene variant -- all of which dramatically raises my chances of getting Alzheimer's.
Despite all of that, I just turned 67 and am not showing any overt signs of Alzheimer's. Several years ago, I worked with a health coach to lose weight (my BMI is now 21.8) , move more, sleep better and eat healthy foods -- which turned out to be a wise investment.
That said, I want to do all that I can to prevent getting Alzheimer's -- which seems to involve a healthy lifestyle, taking appropriate supplements, testing and working with a qualified practitioner to personalize the right diet and supplements for my body/brain.
Thank you, Julie, and the rest of your board/staff for creating this site. As suggested by many on this forum, I am going to start with the primer.