Youngtimers Ask the Expert

To test or not to test - Genetic testing for hereditary dementias

A conversation with Genetic Counselor Jill Goldman

Does Alzheimer's disease run in your family? Children of parents with early onset familial Alzheimer's disease have a 50% risk of inheriting their parent's mutation and disease; often finding themselves asking - to test or not to test?

 

In this video, we discuss the ins and outs of genetic testing with Genetic Counselor and Professor of Genetic Counseling in Neurology Jill Goldman from the Columbia University. Asking critical questions for those about to embark on this difficult journey of finding out their genetic status: How do I know I'm ready? What do I need to do beforehand? What can I expect?

 

For more information on this topic, check out our Youngtimers Guide to Genetic Testing Part 1 & Part 2

To get in touch with our expert, Jill Goldman: JG2673@cumc.columbia.edu