Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/27/2008 9:42:48 AM (GMT-6)
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My hubbies Grandmother had AD and it was so sad as she knew nobody for several years and did not even recognize her children. My MIL tried to keep her at home but she has crippling arthritis and could not continue. Grandma went to Nursing home and my MIL went everyday to spend the afternoon from lunch time on with her.
We would go and see her too. She lived well into her 80's.God Bless you Lyn for all you do with this forum
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 6/7/2008 8:14:53 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 8/3/2008 9:25:41 AM (GMT-6)
Along with environmental influences, genes and processes inside the body combine to do more than just determine eye and hair color and other traits inherited from our parents. For example, genes ensure that we have two hands and can use them to do things, like play the piano. In almost every case, nature (genes) and nurture (including the physical and chemical environment) work together to shape all living things.
Genes alone are not all-powerful. Most genes can do little until spurred on by other substances. Although they are necessary in their own right, genes basically wait inside the cell's nucleus (control center) for other molecules to come along and read their messages.
Each of these messages is used to build a certain protein. Genes may build a protein correctly or incorrectly, depending on the content of the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) message. A gene can produce a faulty protein if it has one or more mutations (defects) in its DNA. Faulty proteins can lead to cell malfunction, disease, and death.
You can go to a Geneologist and have self screened to see what role your genes play in the AD.........
I have had mom and step dad pass from this DD and I am going to be screened for sure as I have fibro and the memory loss is scaring me at my age 54 ........