Steps to Prevent Dementia Have No Effect on Disease, New Research Says

December 19, 2017

(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) – Last July, an international commission optimistically concluded that one-third of dementia may be preventable. With an aging population headed into the period of prime risk for developing Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia, that seemed like good news. But a comprehensive set of papers published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine reached a seemingly opposite conclusion: There is no proven intervention for preventing late-life dementia. The difference can be found in the way scientists view various kinds of evidence.

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