While most people aren’t proactively assessing their risk factor for Alzheimer’s at age 18, early detection has benefits. Some of these in-office or in-home tests can be attractive, informational tools for baby boomers. We still have a long journey ahead, but each step contributes to bring new hope. There is hope, as well, that some interventions in lifestyle may prevent, or at least stave off, the symptoms of AD. Those in the early stages of the disease can still work with family members to prepare for the eventual failure of their abilities to care for themselves, and those with fewer symptoms are also more likely to be accepted for clinical trials.