Knowledge Is Power
Your grandkids love to spend time with you. And they love to hear you tell them about your family history. But how much do you really know about it?
Your family history can tell you lots of things, including if you are at risk for a rare but serious health condition called hereditary amyloidosis.
Hereditary amyloidosis is rare but can lead to a number of health concerns, some of which can be very serious. It can, however, be managed with the right knowledge and treatments.
One of the biggest challenges of this condition is that although hATTR amyloidosis runs in families, many people who may be at risk are unaware of that fact.
Accurate genetic testing can help those at risk potentially learn more about their genetic health history, receive an accurate diagnosis, and get treatment, if needed.
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8 Great Activities for You and Your Grandchildren
That Build Lasting Memories
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with your grandchildren.
One of the great pleasures in life for seniors is the chance to spend time with the youngest members of their family-their grandchildren (and maybe even great grandchildren).
While it doesn’t matter what you do to have fun together, some activities are both timeless and engaging, while also being very inexpensive, which is always a good thing!
From good old-fashioned Bubble-blowing to Arts & Crafts and Backyard Camping, check out some great ideas right on this website. You’re sure to find something you will all love!
While you enjoy spending those precious moments with them, there is one more thing you can share with them that is most important: your memories.
- Take the time to share stories about your childhood and your parents’ childhood—what you did when you were a child, what games you played, what music you listened to, what films you watched.
- Tell them about family traditions, favorite pastimes, even the special dishes that have been family favorites for years (we all have those). Doing so will interest and engage your grandchildren more than you can imagine while helping to keep your family history alive.
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A Rare Condition That Needs to Be Discussed
About hATTR amyloidosis
Learn how the condition occurs, what symptoms may be experienced, and how the condition can affect your family.
Taking the Next Step
Read about strategies for talking to your family and your healthcare professionals about hATTR amyloidosis.
Videos & Resources
Hear from people living with hATTR amyloidosis and get helpful resources dedicated to hATTR amyloidosis and rare diseases.