Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease risk is partly influenced by genetic variants in the APOE gene.

If you want to know whether you are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease, this article will walk you through how to check your 23 and Me or other genetic data for the APOE E4 variant.

Click here to check your genetic data for Alzheimer’s and APOE genotype

Recent articles on Alzheimer’s Disease:

TREM2 and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk - The TREM2 gene is important in how the brain's immune system functions. Learn how variants in this gene impact the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
SOD1: Genetic Variants in Our Antioxidant Defense System - Our body has built-in antioxidants that fight against cellular stress. The superoxide dismutase enzyme fights against oxidative stress in your ...

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Lithium orotate: A natural mineral that affects mood, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging - Researchers found that Texas counties with higher levels of lithium in their groundwater had less of an increase in Alzheimer's rates compared with counties that had lower levels of lithium. This isn't a total surprise since previous studies had linked lithium to a decreased risk of dementia, but it is a great confirmation at a large scale population level. 
A Klotho Gene Variant Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk for APOE E4 Carriers - The Klotho protein is involved in many of the diseases of aging. Learn more about this gene and find out how your Klotho variants may impact healthy aging. (Member's article)
Alzheimer’s and APOE genotype - One very important gene that has been extremely well researched for Alzheimer’s disease is the APOE gene. This gene is ...

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Prions: When proteins go awry - What is non-living, doesn’t have DNA but yet can infect, replicate, and eventually cause death?  Sounds like either a really ...

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Genetic Mutations that Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease - Alzheimer's disease is a scary possibility that faces many of us today -- whether for ourselves or for aging parents ...

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How your melatonin receptor gene impacts Alzheimer’s risk and night shift work - Shift work and ‘social jet lag’ are linked to an increased risk for several chronic diseases. A genetic variant in the MTNR1A gene impacts melatonin receptors in the brain. (Member's article)
Alzheimer’s and Light at Night: Taking action to prevent this disease - Light at night and the link to Alzheimer's disease. Animal studies show that disrupting circadian rhythm with light at night causes an increase in amyloid plaque accumulation.