Chris Hemsworth will take a break from acting after learning of his Alzheimer’s risk


After finding that he has a genetic tendency to Alzheimer’s disease, Chris Hemsworth intends to spend more time away from the entertainment business.
 
The 39-year-old “Avengers” actor learned that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene in his DNA in an episode of his new Disney+ docuseries “Limitless,” which increases his risk of acquiring the degenerative neurologic condition eight to ten times higher than the ordinary person’s.

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In an interview with Vanity Fair that was published on Thursday, Hemsworth said that learning this information motivated him to take more time off from work to spend more time with his family.
 
He added that he was still in the middle of carrying out the professional duties that he had been hired to accomplish, but that “it definitely triggered something in me to want to take some time off.” “After this week’s tour is over, I’ll return home, take some time off, and try to keep things simple. Be with my wife and the kids.”
 
The Australian actor continued, realising he’s “not ready to leave yet” after filming a “Limitless” episode about death. Hemsworth and his 46-year-old wife Elsa Pataky have three kids together: India, age 10, and

You say things like, “Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up, and I keep piling another movie on top of another movie,” and you start talking about your family and children. Before you know it, they are moving out of the house at the age of 18, and I missed the window.
 
Hemsworth added that he is taking “a more curated approach” to his job selection and has grown more at ease declining projects.

The Mayo Clinic claims that Alzheimer’s results in brain cell death and brain tissue shrinkage. The average Alzheimer’s patient is older than 75.
 
According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no treatment for the disease, but medications may momentarily lessen or delay the progression of symptoms.

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