Remember to care for the carers.
Nobody really knows what causes Motor Neurone Disease or Alzheimers Disease.
Mum had both, and as far as I know no-one in her family has had either disease.
There are tests that can determine whether or not I have the gene mutation that is evident in some MND patients. I'm not interested in finding out. I won't be passing on any genes. There is no treatment for either, except living your best life till it takes over. Neither disease is reversible.
Most MND patients live 3-5 years after initial diagnosis, Mum only lived 7 months after her diagnosis. In hindsight her symptoms started presenting themselves several years ago. Her GP said she was getting old.
I'll know what to get tested for if any of the symptoms present themselves
Would you want to know if you were susceptible to a disease that there was no cure or treatment for?