Amanda's Choice (2001)
Producer: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Amanda is the daughter of a woman suffering from early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Susan, Amanda's mother, is now in the middle stages of Alzheimer's Disease and she is only 39 years old. Amanda's aunt Connie also began to suffer the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease in her thirties. Although she is still in high school, Amanda is the mother of a three-year-old son. She faces the decision about seeking genetic testing that could predict whether she, herself, will develop the disease that has affected so many of her family members. This program follows Amanda through genetic counseling about the testing program, conversations with her family about the choice to be tested, and discussions about the impact of the disease on her family and family relationships. Amanda does decide to be tested to see whether she carries the gene that causes the disease.
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