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Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:58 pm
I have 4/4. I'm 53 with recently diagnosed heart disease. Both parents died of dementia. Happy to be here and soak it in.
Welcome, Andrea! You live in a state with superb health care, from what I hear from others on this site. And also a great research facility at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle which is one of 32 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers funded by the National Institutes of Health to collaborate and accelerate research on prevention and treatment of the dementia which led to your parents' deaths., including studying risk factors like ApoE 4 and heart disease.alveatch50 wrote:I have 4/4. I'm 53 with recently diagnosed heart disease. Both parents died of dementia. Happy to be here and soak it in.
alveatch50 wrote:I have 4/4. I'm 53 with recently diagnosed heart disease. Both parents died of dementia. Happy to be here and soak it in.
Welcome again, Andrea!alveatch50 wrote:Thank you for this post. I too am 53. I have 4/4. I have cardiac disease diagnosed without symptoms just this past year. I have 6 blockages on screening calcium cardiac CT. I exercise, I am vegan, I dont smoke, I dont drink. Despite this, my stress test was very positive with ST depression 3 mm, and chest pain. CT angiogram showed non obstructive disease, meaning I dont need intervention like a stent or bypass but the blockages are real. I had been concerned about alzheimers since I received my 23andme results 7 years ago. The urgency has heightened now and I am researching and anxious about how best to manage my health. In addition to this, my anxiety has increased as I feel my cognition may be slipping. I do have the book by Dr. Breseden and have been reviewing this. I am a physician myself and am selective regarding my health care providers. I live in Tacoma, Washington and I am not able to locate or accessReCODE/APOE4 knowledgeable doctors in my area that can guide me. My cardiologist and internist are well meaning but are not familiar with the significance of my genes. I am willing to travel if it is going to make a difference. Thanks so much for this website and for all of you. I was referred here by the facebook page apoe4.