Welcome, friends. We've formed our non-profit and created this website in an effort to learn all that we can about the APOE-ε4 allele. When many of us old-timers first learned of our APOE status several years ago, the information for carriers of our high-risk allele was very sparse and oftentimes wildly contradictory. We soon learned that we were genetic pioneers, modern day canaries in the coal mine, who very often found ourselves lacking definitive advice from the medical community. We wanted to create a supportive place where we could learn together. We know you may be frightened. We've created this resource so that you don't have to take this journey alone.
We acknowledge that this forum isn't for everyone. The level of conversation can range from straightforward to very nuanced discussions about published research. We have no quick and easy answers to diet questions and other vital information. The reality is that definitive one-size-fits-all advice for APOE-ε4 carriers doesn't exist. Be very skeptical of anyone who claims to have such information. As carriers of the gene ourselves, we fully acknowledge the many unknowns. We are on the cutting edge, working with the scientific community, in our quest for answers.
We recommend starting with our primer
authored by a member physician who carries two copies of the APOE-ε4 allele that offers accessible science background and prioritized sensible preventative measures. Other good resources include the search engine on our site, PubMed, and the internet at large in your quest for information. Always feel free to ask questions. We warmly welcome you and encourage you to roll up your sleeves and become your own health advocate.
Lastly, be aware that our staff is comprised of all volunteers. We're balancing our own careers, families, and health while trying to serve you. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to make us stronger. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
to find the best fit. Also, consider making a tax deductible donation
to keep this free resource available to all. Everyone's participation enables us to better fulfill our mission. Thank you in advance for your understanding, participation, and generosity.