kate irving

Dr. Kate Irving made an appearance on the RTE show – The Gene that Could End My Life, discussing the positive impact lifestyle improvements can have on the chance of developing dementia later in life. Watch the full programme on RTE IPlayer

 

 

 

 

About the programme

Ryan O’Neill is only 30 years old. He has a unique and exceptional family story. Ryan’s father died at the early age of 48 from a very rare form of Alzheimer’s disease. Of his father’s 11 brothers and sisters – 8 of them died at a young age from Alzheimer’s. Ryan has a fifty/fifty chance of having inherited the gene from his father – if so – he too will die at an early age just like his Dad. Should he do a genetic test and know whether he carries the gene or not?