We talk to Jamie Tyrone, who has two copies of the Apoe4 gene, putting her at greatly elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. She tells us about how genetic testing changed her life and what you need to consider before you get tested.
0:00 How genetic testing changed Jamie’s life
16:10 Making the decision: finding a genetic counsellor
23:20 How lifestyle and genetics may affect Alzheimer’s risk
44:20 The top things to consider before getting a genetic test
If you find our articles and interviews helpful, please consider becoming a supporting member of our community.
Frustrated by the lack of an editorially independent source of information on brain health and Alzheimer’s disease, we decided to create Being Patient.
We are a team of dedicated journalists covering the latest research on Alzheimer’s, bringing you access to the experts and elevating the patient perspective on what it’s like to live with dementia.
Please help support our mission.