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One woman's tough decisions in the face of a grim prediction for early onset Alzheimer's

May 15, 2018

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Robin McIntyre has a genetic mutation that means she will almost certainly develop early onset Alzheimer's disease.

It happened to her grandfather, who was diagnosed in his late 40s. Robin's mother developed Alzheimer's when she was 50.

Robin is now 35, and she is involved in a clinical trial and hopes a drug can be developed to stop the disease.

But she has had to make some serious life decisions given what she knows.

Robin McIntyre is speaking Tuesday at an event sponsored by the Rochester/Finger Lakes chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear her talk about why she made the decision to find out about her chances of getting Alzheimer’s and the other difficult choices that came along with that.