HI all! I'm a 48 yo male, living in Northern California, and I just ran my 23andMe data through Promethease and saw what confirmed to be a 2x risk of AD (I'm a 3/4) with an amplitude of 3.5. So being one who researches the heck out of everything, I now have a huge motivation to figure out how to slow, if not reverse, any effects of EOA or dementia.
I've had memory and recall issues for the past 10 years, stemming from (what I believe) a stressful career in commercial banking (high stress, no sleep, bad eating, no exercise, did I mention the stress?). So since I've been experiencing these memory and recall issues, I need to try and adjust my lifestyle. I visited a neurologist at Stanford and they completed a brain scan on me, ran full blood panels, and gave me some basic psych testing, but didn't find anything (yes, they found my brain, but nothing wrong with it!
) However, the issues are still there, so they sent me for in-depth psych testing that was going to run me about $3,000 out of pocket. THat's not an option.
Now I know my predisposition for developing AD, so I can adjust my life to help fight it.
I currently try to do 72 hour water fasts quarterly, and I am now on a keto diet because I have found it helps my recently diagnosed Raynaud's disease. I was on an ADHD med (I forgot the name already) and it started making my fingers and toes freeze and turn white and dark blue, so I stopped. The meds were helping my memory and recall issues, and even when I tried Adderal and similar meds, those helped immensely, but gave me terrible hives all over so I had to stop them immediately.
I used to be a cyclist who competed in 24 hour mountain bike races and 100 mile "centuries" on a road bike, but I was never "fit", nor did I exercise daily.
So now I see that diet, exercise, stress management, supplements, brain training (new ideas/concepts), and meditation are all areas I should work on. WIsh me luck, and I look forward to meeting you all in cyber-space since we're all self-quarantining!