Alzheimer's is an incurable brain disorder in which the cells in certain parts of the brain cease to function and die. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 70% of cases. Often it starts slowly and manifests itself in the form of memory problems. Researchers think that protein aggregation in the nerve cells of the brain is the cause of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease and heredity
The risk of Alzheimer's is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of Alzheimer's.
Preventing Alzheimer's disease
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent Alzheimer's disease. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.