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Poll Question: If your parent had autosomal-dominant AD, would you seek predictive genetic testing?
No! Who needs the angst if there’s no cure?
Yes. Uncertainty causes more angst than knowing
No. Too afraid of insurance/workplace discrimination
Yes. Knowledge is power, even just to plan
Yes, if there was a good study I could participate in
Pro testing: There would be certain things I would like to say to my family and friends, or leave letters for them whilst I still could. It would be important to me to let them know how I really felt when my mind was sound. I am at the moment hearing my mother change weekly with her now-distorted view of how things are, which is very confusing. I now see just odd glimpses of her old self. A letter, knowing it was written and meant at the time would be worth its weight in gold.