Dr. Kate Irving made an appearance on the RTE show – The Gene that Could End My Life, discussing the positive impact lifestyle improvements can have on the chance of developing dementia later in life.
Show abstract here:
Ryan O’Neill is only 30 years old. He has a unique and exceptional family story. Ryan’s father died at the early age of 48 from a very rare form of Alzheimer’s disease. Of his father’s 11 brothers and sisters – 8 of them died at a young age from Alzheimer’s. Ryan has a fifty/fifty chance of having inherited the gene from his father – if so – he too will die at an early age just like his Dad. Should he do a genetic test and know whether he carries the gene or not?