While we can help coordinate genetic testing for many different conditions, we think understanding the impact of a diagnosis of a hereditary neurologic condition can have on an individual and family is paramount. There are many issues unique to genetic counseling and testing for neurogenetic conditions that should be discussed prior to testing such as treatment (or sometimes lack of treatment), family planning, how to handle life and long-term care insurance and disability care, and getting involved with research.
Chicago Genetic Consultants, LLC has experience working with neurologists, social workers, nurse practitioners and other providers who care for patients with neurologic conditions that have a genetic cause. We can evaluate individuals and families for:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a.k.a., ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Ataxias (e.g., Spinocerebellar ataxia, Friedreich’s ataxia)
- CADASIL (Cerebral Autsomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephelopathy)
- Huntington disease
- Kennedy’s disease
- Myotonic dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
We also connect individuals and families with patient advocacy groups for these conditions. It often helps to speak to other people who are dealing with many of the same difficult issues and decisions you may encounter.