What doctor do I see to get Alzheimer's genetic testing?

2 answers | Last updated: Mar 28, 2016
Kviera13 asked...

My mother is currently in a nursing home with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 64. My grandmother (her mother) died in September 2009 of AD, after having it for about 8 years. I understand there is some kind of genetic test that I can get to see if I have the "gene" to end up with it as well. I am 39 years old and very concerned and want to know so I can better plan for my future. What kind of a doctor should I go to to get tested?

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Elizabetht answered...

I do believe that your primary care provider is best suited for ordering your genetic test through a referral to a Geneticist, a Doctor working with a genetic counselor, or a Specialist, such as an oncologist or cardiologist.
You have to make sure that he/she understands what your needs are and that they can read the results.

Billycuteguy answered...

It is myself in the Qs and I am no longer taking Aricept, I'm taking Gallantamine 16 mg.