Chris Hemsworth says he is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future;
Recently, Chris Hemsworth learned something about his health that has him concerned about the future. The actor, who portrays the powerful God of Thunder “Thor” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently spoke candidly about having a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Hemsworth, who frequently posts physical exercise videos to his social media accounts, was filming the National Geographic docu-series “Limitless” when, after undergoing a series of genetic testing, he learned what his “greatest fear” was. According to the Vanity Fair article, the Australian actor has two copies of the gene APOE4 in his DNA, one from each parent. APOE4 has been linked in several studies to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
For those who are unaware, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition that results in brain shrinkage and the death of brain cells. Dementia, a generic term for a mental deterioration severe enough to impede daily life, is a type of sickness that causes the problem.
The actor, 39, who is also a father of three children, told Vanity Fair that even though it is not a formal diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it is still causing for concern because it increases his likelihood of getting the illness in the future. “I just didn’t want to deceive it, over-dramatize it, and turn it into some sort of awkward grab at empathy, or whatever, for entertainment, was my main concern. It’s not like my resignation has been handed to me, Chris Hemsworth reportedly said.
The idea was to reveal all the results live on camera before discussing various ways to make improvements. I don’t want to tell him this in front of the camera, Peter Attia said when he called [show creator] Darren [Aronofsky], who also happens to be the longevity doctor in that episode. To find out if he even wants this to be on the show, we need to have an off-side conversation. He called me and told me, which was pretty shocking,” the actor told the publication.
The reality of it “sinks in” when you suddenly learn that some significant indicators are pointing in this direction, he continued.
Chris Hemsworth Feel symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Following is a list provided by Dr. Vinay Goyal, director of neurology at the Institute of Neurosciences at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram:
*An increase in disorientation and memory loss; for instance, people regularly forget what they had for breakfast or who they met the previous morning.
*A gradual loss of recent memory; people frequently only retain memories from their early years.
*Inability to pick up new skills.
*Challenges with reading, writing, and dealing with numbers, in addition to language difficulties.
*Difficulty in organizing ideas and logic.
*Attention span is limited
*The inability to recognize and locate specific locations; for instance, some people struggle to find their rooms and bathrooms in their homes.
*A lack of attention to timing