Personalized medicine (PM) is a powerful tool for the future. While there are varying definitions for PM, I'll be discussing the use of a person's genetic code or other biological markers to tailor treatment to that person.
In a personal example, there is a strong family history of dementia in my family, and I know that I carry one copy of the ApoE4 gene. This one copy is known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease 3-4 fold compared with another man who has no copies of this gene allele.
I'm very interested to understand, knowing this genotype, what specific recommendations would be useful for me for prevention of dementia?