According to a recent post in Time Goes By, a test for the plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease is likely to be available within the year.
A rock drops to the pit of my stomach just thinking about that. My mother suffered from senile dementia--it was never definitively diagnosed as AD--for at least the last dozen years of her life. Every time I have the slightest brain fart, I get that sense of impending doom. Never mind that forgetfulness has been a part of my personality since I was able to spell my own name--or not. hey, it was an easy spelling to forget.
So I can maybe find out if I am likely to get Alzheimer's. Do I want to know? NO! Do I think it would be the responsible thing to do to find out and plan? Yes. Will I line up for an evaluation as part of a study or as a potential patient soon as it is available? I really don't know. I REALLY DON"T KNOW!
I mean screening for something there is treatment and even cure for--that is one thing. Just knowing what your eventual fate might be--I just don't don't necessarily see the upside to that.