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Is DNA testing effective in dementia persons for prescribing of meds?

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Dr. Dale Bredesen seems to be the cutting edge researcher in this area right now. I've listened to several interviews with him and plan to read his book, The End of Alzheimer's, after I finish the current books I've got going. I don't recall hearing that any specific medications are advised by him based on DNA testing (although I'm sure ApoE testing is involved in following his protocol.).

I'm very intrigued by what I've heard about his protocol and the results so far that seem to show improvements in the milder stages of dementia. It would of course be a godsend if his research and that of people like him could eventually result in treatments for people already in later stages of the disease. I pray that day comes soon!
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I believe that there is a lot of research interest in DNA testing for identifying specific types of dementia, with the hope that that will bring us closer to treatment plans. We know a lot more about where the defects show up in DNA but not as much about how they are interdependent. This is crucial information for developing drugs in the future.

As far as I know, DNA tests can be used to determine whether a person has AZ or even if someone will develop AZ in the future. I am not aware of that helping prescribe medicines. And so far it only applies to AZ, although there is current research into DNA for other other kinds of dementia.
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No, because there are no medications that stop or reverse these diseases
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