What If I Get Alzheimer's Too? for NPR's Latino USA

This story originally appeared on NPR's Latino USA on December 18th, 2015, in the episode Through The Fire

Five years ago, Daisy Duarte’s mom started acting a little differently. Her mother had just lost her job, and the family thought it might be depression. But one night, things got a lot more serious and then they learned the diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Latinos Against Alzheimer’s Network, the number of Latinos with Alzheimer’s will grow by well over 600% to 1.3 million by 2050. Daisy realized there was a good chance she might carry the gene too—listen to Daisy’s story about her mom and getting tested for the disease herself.