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Bad News–Do You Want To Know?

A few weeks ago I was reading the Sunday Dallas Morning News Parade section and they had a very interesting question. The article was about a new DNA test that can tell if you carry the genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. When the results come back you can’t do MUCH about it at all. There is NO treatment that currently exists to prevent or delay progression of the disease.

The question that I want to ask each of you is would you take the Alzheimer’s Test?

For me — I would and here are some of the reasons why.

  1. I feel like information is like gold–the more you have the better off you are. What this really means to me is if I know I had some type of disease I could make sure I have things in a little better order for the future
  2. If I knew it would give me an opportunity to spend time with the people that really matter
  3. If I knew, it would give me a better opportunity to try and see places I always wanted to visit or do things I always wanted to do–like a bucket list!
  4. I would want to know because I believe in the medical profession and just because they don’t have a cure now doesn’t mean they won’t have one in a few months.

For me I think you owe it to yourself, family and friends to always know what is going on health-wise so yes, I would take the test.

  • What about you?
  • If you say yes what are your reasons?
  • If you say no what are you reasons?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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