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An online tool to help you decide whether or not to get tested to learn your genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Genetic testing can provide useful information for some people but may not be right for others.

Only you can decide whether genetic testing is right for you.


Alzheimer’s disease is a brain ailment causing symptoms of dementia (mental deterioration, memory loss, personality changes) which worsen over time. The common form of the disease, called late-onset Alzheimer’s, develops after age 60. There is a rare form of this disease, called early-onset Alzheimer’s, which develops between the ages of 30-60.

This site is only designed to provide information relating to late-onset Alzheimer’s and is not intended to address early-onset Alzheimer’s.

This decision aid does not replace the conversation patients should have with their clinicians to make important clinical decisions.