Dr. Mark Mapstone comments for The New York Times

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

The New York Times (Kaiser Health News) – Feb. 20, 2020

I spoke to half a dozen experts, and none was in favor of genetic testing, except in unusual circumstances. “Having the APOE4 allele does not mean you’ll get Alzheimer’s disease. Plenty of people with Alzheimer’s don’t have the allele,” said Mark Mapstone, a professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine. “And conversely, plenty of people with the allele never develop Alzheimer’s.”

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