Chris Hemsworth : Genetically Predisposed To Alzheimer's Disease 

Chris Hemsworth is one of the many Aussies who have been diagnosed with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease. 

In a recent interview, Thor star and former body builder, Chris Hemsworth opened up about the health scare that led to his decision to take some time off.  

Although the actor has not yet been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, or any other form of dementia, he has chosen to err on the side of caution. 

It may be difficult for him to do so as it is hard to know when the disease will start, but he can take some precautionary measures by doing things like staying active and eating healthy. 

He confirmed on Instagram that several members of his family have been diagnosed with the degenerative condition and that he wanted to take time for himself and speak with a genetic counselor before deciding on his next steps.  

Some people might think I am mad for taking some time off, but I just want to make sure that my mental health doesn't suffer and that my quality of life is not compromised.