Alzheimer's disease is characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline, and personality changes. Many factors, including genetics, can influence a person's chances of developing the condition.
Based on your genetics, your personal predicted risk is
Your risk for Alzheimer's Disease also depends on other factors, including lifestyle and genetic variants not covered by this test.
The population risk for Alzheimer's Disease is 2.0
How To Use This Test
This test SHOULD NOT be used to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease or any other health conditions.
Please talk to a healthcare professional if you have a family history, if you think you might have this condition or if you have any concerns about your results.
This predicted personal genetic risk merely considers the genetic/genotype effect towards the disease in an individual without taking into account the environmental factors such as lifestyles, diet and their environment
This result is based on the SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
The results of this test do not diagnose Alzheimer's Disease or related conditions. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result does not include all possible variants or genes associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Lifestyle & Other Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Alzheimer's disease
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease.
Alzheimer's Disease is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Alzheimer's Disease.
The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease increases greatly as a person ages. This condition is most often diagnosed in people over the age of 65.
Parents, siblings, and children of an individual with late-onset Alzheimer's disease have a higher chance of developing the disease themselves.
More women than men have late-onset Alzheimer's disease, perhaps due to both biological and lifestyle factors.
Research shows that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are both associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Maintaining normal blood pressure, keeping a healthy weight, and exercising regularly are a few things you can do to promote and maintain your heart health.
A heart-healthy diet has been associated with a decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease. A heart-healthy diet emphasizes the consumption of green leafy vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Consuming healthy fats — found in fish, nuts, and olive oil — and minimizing saturated and trans fats are also important.
Fewer years of education has been associated with a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. While the reason for this is still unclear, researchers suggest that exercising the brain through activities like reading, writing, and doing puzzles may help promote brain health.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
Supplements of high-potency multivitamin and multi-mineral, omega-3 oil, phosphatidyl-serine, alpha lipoic acid, resveratrol and coenzyme Q10 are recommended to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Engage in physical and mental exercise. Some examples include 150 minutes a week of aerobic exercise and some brain-aerobic activities (playing and listening to music, completing crossword puzzles). These activities can help keep the mind active.
Stress is one of the major risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease. Practice a simple 12-minute daily yoga/meditation can help with reduceing stress levels.
Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, fruits (berries), nuts everyday, olive oil, and fish or seafood such as Mediterranean diet can helps to keeping fit mentally. *According to an observational study, up to 53% risk of developing Alzheimer's is reduced with the Mediterranean diet. It also helps with verbal memory and slows down cognitive decline.
What Is Alzheimer's Disease
and How Can It Affect You
What is Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible and progressive disease of dementia where the symptoms will gradually worsen over number of years. Dementia is a set of symptoms described as a progressive decline in thinking, reasoning, memory, behavioral and social skills.
People with AD gradually lose their ability to perform their day to day task independently. AD accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Currently, there is no cure AD. Treatment for symptoms that can temporarily slow down the worsening of dementia symptoms are available.
How Does Alzheimer's Disease Affect The Body?
Alzheimer's disease causes:
Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease
The symptoms of Alzheimer depends on the stage of the disease. The changes and damages in the brain happens years before the onset of disease. This is known as the preclinical stage. At this stage, the patient experiences mild memory loss without significant functional disturbance in performing in their daily activities.
Alzheimer's is classified into mild, moderate, and severe AD depending on the degree of cognitive (thinking, reasoning, ability to process information).
If you have a family history of this condition or think you have the symptoms, consult with a healthcare professional.
Understanding Your Results
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
Your genetic risk assessment is
This result is calculated based on the following SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
|Genes||Your Genotype||What It Means|
|PICALM||AG||Decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease|
|CR1||AA||Increased risk for Alzheimer's disease|
This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.