Alzheimer’s Risk Test: Genetic Analysis for Alzheimer’s Disease
Are you at risk for Alzheimer’s disease? Do you have a family history of Alzheimer’s? Are you, or a loved one showing early signs of memory loss? If so, we can help access your risk with an Alzheimer's Risk Test.
The Alzheimer’s Risk Test is a non-invasive, genetic test that assesses the risk of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease. The test calculates your personal genetic risk from a saliva sample and analyzes a genoSCORE against specific variants in your DNA associated with Alzheimer’s disease. An easy-to-use saliva collection device enables a patient to provide a sample from the convenience of their home.
What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer's disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Several genes have been identified that may be linked to the development of the disease.
The risk of developing Alzheimer's is also increased from smoking, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Research has shown that lifestyle changes can significantly slow the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
If you are interested in the Alzheimer’s Risk Test, schedule a virtual visit with a board-certified neurologist today.
APOE status remains a major genetic component of risk in Alzheimer’s disease, especially carriers of the E4 allele. However, Alzheimer's Risk Test provides additional information beyond the genetic risk of APOE alone, providing greater insight into the E4 heterozygote and E3 homozygote groups.
About Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer's Disease is a type of dementia causing problems with memory loss and other cognitive abilities. Symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time due to a buildup of plaques made of the protein amyloid-beta. In the early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation. It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but two types of drugs are often prescribed to manage symptoms in early and moderate stages. They prevent the breakdown of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, which plays an important role in learning and memory. Other medications may be used to treat related symptoms, such as depression, irritability, or anxiety. Following a heart-healthy diet, exercising, remaining socially engaged, and getting adequate sleep are also important in managing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Neuro2Go is an on-demand, face-to-face chat with a board-certified neurologist to discuss a neurologic concern affecting you or a loved one. Great for folks who have never been to the neurologist and need up-to-the-minute information. Are you worried about a family member with memory loss, a headache that won't go away, or another neurologic condition? Our neurologists will give you answers and provide next-step recommendations.
You understand that Neuro2Go provides limited access to a board-certified neurologist to discuss a specific neurologic condition. This differs from a traditional medical office visit where a patient is evaluated inclusive of a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, often followed by complex medical decision making. Within 24 hours of submitting your request for a Neuro2Go encounter, one of our schedulers will contact you to set up your request.
If you require emergency medical care, please contact 911 or proceed immediately to the nearest emergency medical facility.
Neuro2Go le provee a una persona acceso limitado a un neurólogo de Florida para discutir una afección neurológica específica. Esto difiere de una visita al consultorio médico tradicional en la que se evalúa a un paciente, que incluye un historial médico completo y un exámen físico, seguido a menudo de una toma de decisiones médicas complejas. Neuro2Go no crea ni reemplaza una relación de médico-paciente. Un programador se comunicará con usted en un lapso de 24 horas después de haber recibido su solicitud para facilitar una discusión de Neuro2Go.
Si usted necesita cuidado médico urgente, por favor llame al 911 o vaya al centro de emergencias más cercano.