Dear Pharmacist: Recently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheimer’s. The doctors interviewed held out so little hope and it really upset me that they didn’t suggest diet and exercise. Both my parents had dementia. I’m scared of it happening to me. — A.F., Chicago
The number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to triple in the coming years. The doctors were certainly right that at present there isn’t a single drug on the market that can hold Alzheimer’s at bay. But shame on them for not mentioning that there’s a whole host of things you can do to protect yourself. I’ve written about this important topic before, but with millions of aging Americans at risk, I don’t mind revisiting.
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