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Having bad bones, crooked spine and with surgery on back. Mother and grandmother have Alzheimer. Help?

Nov 2013
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Mother ( late stage) and both Grandmother (around 63 years) has/has Alzhemersr. Will I get it as well from decedents? I am 63 with bad bones, crooked spine, previous surgery on back, complete hist at 29. So far I can think and study. I am unpaid caregiver for 81 year Mother. Please help my peace of mind. Thank you.
Posted Tue, 6 Aug 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 hours later
Thank you for posting your query.
I can understand your concern, especially after you have two close relatives with Alzheimer's disease (AD).
However, it should be noted that less than 10% of all cases of AD are genetic or familial. So, your risk of acquiring the disease is very low.
A few genetic tests/blood tests can help, such as testing for APOE4 (apolipoprotein E-e4), presenilin-1 and presenilin-2.
Most importantly, eat healthy and exercise regularly. Playing sudoku and solving crossword puzzles would also help prevent dementia.
I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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Thank you - Thank you - Thank you.
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Thank you and best wishes......
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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