Overwhelming anxiety

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Hi AllTheFeels

You've had so many good replies and advice on here, I won't repeat, but I do just want to say, please don't give up the nursing place! (if that's where your passion lies). You'll be learning new stuff which is good for the brain and you'll have a sense of purpose in life, which you can't under value.
I do understand that it's all really overwhelming right now, but don't give up on your dreams or on your activity levels. It's all standing you in good stead for the future.

Do keep us up to date with your journey, I'd love to hear how you're getting on

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Eat Keto. Eat carnivore. Eat Breseden. Eat anything except carbohydrates (sugar, pasta, flour, bread, ...), and processed food (anything with a label requires checking total carbs). Note a low carb diet requires higher fat consumption. Olive oil and MCT are great. Coconut oil is ok. Do not use ""vegetable" oils. Do not eat fried foods, especially restaurant fried (they use unhealthy soy bean oil).
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andyh wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 7:24 am Eat Keto. Eat carnivore. Eat Breseden. Eat anything except carbohydrates (sugar, pasta, flour, bread, ...), and processed food (anything with a label requires checking total carbs). Note a low carb diet requires higher fat consumption. Olive oil and MCT are great. Coconut oil is ok. Do not use ""vegetable" oils. Do not eat fried foods, especially restaurant fried (they use unhealthy soy bean oil).
And your point? Okay, admittedly there's a little bit of snark there, sorry about that. But that’s what this organization (ApoE4.info) and these forums are all about! There are no definitive answers for us APOE4s so we come here! From Our Story
…imagine our distress upon learning that the medical community has arrived at NO consensus on prevention strategies for people with our genetic predisposition. The current advice from experts for E4 carriers is wildly contradictory. We soon learned that we are genetic pioneers, modern day canaries in the coal mine, searching for and testing out strategies. 23andMe provided forums for us to talk with one another, and thus began page after page of contributions from all corners of the globe. We avidly began sharing and examining research, speaking to experts, comparing advice and strategies, challenging long-held notions, conducting n=1 experiments, tracking and sharing biomarkers, and more- all in an effort to find a prevention strategy for E4 carriers. After spending over a year amassing hundreds of pages of information, we realized we were sitting upon a treasure trove that had never been collected in one place. In 2013, in an effort to catalogue and organize our work, https://www.apoe4.info was born.
We formed this organization to share our stories, our research, our N=1 experimentations.

We trust readers to use their own acumen to assess and analyze what is presented to make their own individual decisions. I contend there never will be one answer for all who carry an APOE4 allele, because we are not one huge APOE4, we have other genes, other family history, other epigenetic influences, other cultural backgrounds, etc. We know there are certain ethnic/cultural ApoE4/4s with low incidence of Alzheimer’s.

So it’s okay to be confused. It’s okay to be skeptical. Use it as motivation to learn and share your knowledge with us! Welcome.
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andyh wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 7:24 am Eat Keto. Eat carnivore. Eat Breseden. Eat anything except carbohydrates (sugar, pasta, flour, bread, ...), and processed food (anything with a label requires checking total carbs). Note a low carb diet requires higher fat consumption. Olive oil and MCT are great. Coconut oil is ok. Do not use ""vegetable" oils. Do not eat fried foods, especially restaurant fried (they use unhealthy soy bean oil).
Hello, andyh!

Since it looks like you have joined us very recently, I want to officially welcome you to our site. Happy to have you here!

As a Support Team Intern, I can share several tools/resources to help you get the most out of your experience if you are interested in exploring this site some more. The Primer is a detailed and informative resource written by a practicing M.D. with ApoE4/4. It includes information about the biochemistry of the ApoE4 gene and offers a variety of research-based prevention strategies.

Some helpful tips to navigate the site include the How-To Guide. It includes topics such as navigating the forum, private messaging, and searching.

If you are interested in learning more about other members check out Our Stories.

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Having a ton of anxiety surrounding Alzheimer’s again. Changed my lifestyle and diet. I try to eat healthier, no longer drink and workout 4-5 times a week.

My father passed away in 2020 from Alzheimer’s and we’re coming up on his anniversary. I’m panicked because he technically had early onset at around 63/64 but he also lived a highly unhealthy lifestyle. He smoke, drank, didn’t exercise and had uncontrolled diabetes. Would this make him truly an early onset case?
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AllTheFeels wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 4:56 pm Having a ton of anxiety surrounding Alzheimer’s again. Changed my lifestyle and diet. I try to eat healthier, no longer drink and workout 4-5 times a week.

My father passed away in 2020 from Alzheimer’s and we’re coming up on his anniversary. I’m panicked because he technically had early onset at around 63/64 but he also lived a highly unhealthy lifestyle. He smoke, drank, didn’t exercise and had uncontrolled diabetes. Would this make him truly an early onset case?
Hugs to you on the upcoming anniversary. My dad died at age 67 of cardiac arrest 38 years ago this coming Monday. I still miss him--but now I know what he didn't: that he had at least one copy of ApoE4, that his "mild" Typer 2 diabetes (the doctor's term) contributed greatly to the effects of ApoE 4 to require quadruple bypass surgery 7 months before his death; that his early life full of exercise (swimming and diving in college, ping-pong, golf, walking miles) became a sedentary life with too much work, too much stress and an unhealthy diet. He didn't smoke or drink. But he and your dad are not their children! his onset at age 63 or 64 is only slightly below the "late-onset" cut-off of 65. So it is sometimes called "young onset" but would not have been considered "early onset", which tends to be in the 40's or 50's.

Cherish his memory and make him proud of you for deciding that you will write a new chapter of how to live a long life--knowing that he would want that as his legacy.

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Thank you so much Nancy. You are always so kind and helpful. Thank you again. Trying not to let this disrupt me too much
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