• Mon, Nov 15 2010

A Test for Alzheimer’s: Would You Take It?

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In as little as two years, scientists say that there could be a 30 second test to spot early signs of Alzheimer’s that could be given to people as early as in their 40s. The aim is that patients could then take steps to prevent the onset of the disease. While this sounds too good to be true for those who have lost a family member to Alzheimer’s, the question still remains: What if the prevention is unsuccessful?

Would you rather know that you were going to get Alzheimer’s and spend a lot of time and money trying to delay the onset, or would you rather let nature take it’s course? Let us know in the comments section.

via The Telegraph

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  • Jenn

    As someone who has a family history of alzheimers, I would appreciate knowing. I don’t think I would want to go so far as try to prevent the onset, but I would want to know if only so I can take precautions and prepare the people I love. Some people would disagree, but I don’t want to get taken by surprise.

  • marie

    I took the test after my father was diagnosed. I needed to be prepared ie. Long term care insurance, assets protected etc. Luckily the results were good. It was a tremendous relief.