According to the National Enquirer “Brooke is really shaken up and grieving over her mom,” said the source. “And she’s praying the same fate doesn’t befall her.”
“At age 65 or older, the risk is about 10 percent for the general population. So if you have a parent with the disease, it would be a 20 percent risk in that age group.”
She is still bothered by how fast her mother of seventy nine years of age, of how fast the disease got to her, and she is thinking that it may do this to her.
“Now the former “Suddenly Susan” star’s “greatest fear” is being robbed of her mind just like the woman who steered her to stardom”, added the source.
“If someone has a sibling or parent with Alzheimer’s, that person’s own risk is double,” said renowned expert Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center.
“Brooke saw firsthand how it devastated her mother,” “She had to care for her mom, as well as her children, and it was difficult. She eventually had to put Teri in a skilled nursing facility.”
Her nine year old daughter Rowan is worried as well that her mother will lose her mind just like her grandma “Toots” did.
Now according to experts, they believe that the actress does have something to worry about because the disease can be genetically passed.
All that Shields needs to do is do frequent regular exercise.