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We've been getting interesting comments on this article on social media.
One poster writes: "I disagree with this article. I've read many times that you shouldn't upset them if you don't have to. I think it all depends on the stage that the person is in. my mother was too far along to understand what's happening. I refuse to put her through 5 minutes of emotional and physical hell for something she won't remember."
Another writes: "Because of my mom's skittish and hyper-nervous nature, it was decided that she should not be told of her illness. Doubt at this point if she would even comprehend it. However I've been told I am at high risk for inheriting this disease, from mother to daughter. That's what the studies are showing. Frankly I'm petrified."