Welcome to our community, we're so glad you're here. Learning about the ApoE4 gene can cause a lot of fear and anxiety. I too have been through that process and, like you, found my way to this site. Once you know this is part of your genetics educating yourself really helps relieve anxiety. It's helpful to remember that our genes are just blueprints, they are not our destiny. I can imagine how some brain fog sets off your fear but that can be caused by so many things as it comes and goes.
I'd like to introduce you to some great places to start learning more. First is the HOW TO GUIDE
. This helps you get the most out of the ApoE4.info website. It is created to make navigating the site easy. This area explains how to use the quotes button so that the other member receives an email notification of your reply, how to search for topics and how to subscribe to topics of interest and more.
This is the PRIMER
written by one of our member physicians, Stavia, who is APOE4/4. It is great introduction to ApoE4, biochemistry, and possible prevention strategies in addition to exploring areas such as the science behind the ApoE4 gene and the lifestyle factors that impact its expression. It is a wealth of information and a great place to start and to come back to!
Lastly our WIKI
offers a wealth of additional information and you can search for specific topics of interest. For instance, you asked about preventative measures you can take. Here is link to Bredesen Protocol Explained
. You can also find information on cardiovascular heath etc.
We wish you the very best as you learn more about preventative measures that will keep you healthy for a lifetime. Check in often, share your story, connect and discover.
By the way, I love your user name Bestfaceforward. It says a lot about your optimism and can do spirit. Keep on!